to gather (objects, such as stamps) as a hobby or for studyTwo young girls were collecting firewood.
She started gathering up her things.
Scraps of material were saved, cut up and pieced together for quilts.
They were heaping up wood for a bonfire.
Lead can accumulate in the body until toxic levels are reached.
We should never aggregate votes to predict results under another system.
We didn't enquire as to how she had amassed her fortune.
People are stockpiling food for the coming winter.
They've begun to hoard food and gasoline.
to go to a place to fetch (a person or thing)I collected her at the station.
to receive payments of (taxes, dues, or contributions)They collected donations for a fund to help the earthquake victims.
events held to raise money
His achievements helped him to secure the job.
You must gather your strength for the journey.
Evans was trying to obtain a false passport.
She has acquired a 50% stake in the company.
Mustering all her strength, she pulled hard on the oars.
to gather together or be gathered togetherA crowd collected outside.
There was nowhere for students to assemble before classes.
The commission met four times between 1988 and 1991.
He rallied his own supporters for a fight.
The passengers clustered together in small groups.
Senior officials convened in Dakar for an emergency meeting.
As they flow south, the five rivers converge.
People were already beginning to congregate outside the cinema.
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in the sense of accumulate
to gather together in an increasing quantityLead can accumulate in the body until toxic levels are reached.
in the sense of acquire
to get or develop (something such as an object, trait, or ability)She has acquired a 50% stake in the company.
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