[ verb ] get or gather together
"I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife" "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis" "She rolled up a small fortune"
Used in print(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
He then sold her some capsules that he asserted would take_care of the tumors and cysts until she could collect the money for buying his machine .(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
After another two_weeks , the first young emerge , four to eight small daughters that begin to play the role of worker_bees , collecting pollen and nectar in the field and caring for the new young generation while the queen retires to a life of egg_laying .
It lacks pollen baskets and possesses only a large_number of long , branched hairs on its legs , on which the pollen grains will collect .(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)
The effluent was collected through two pipes and discharged to the Blue_River through a surface drainage_ditch .
Composite samples were collected at weekly intervals .
[ verb ] call for and obtain payment of
"we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts" "he collected the rent"
Used in print(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
Her mother had done it before her , and even her old grandmother , who had collected money for smallpox and unwed mothers .
[ verb ] assemble or get together
"gather some stones" "pull your thoughts together"
Used in print(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)
Statistically , the most significant data have been collected from the sensors on 1958 Alpha ( Explorer_1 , ) , 1958 Delta_2 ( Sputnik 3 , ) , and 1959 Eta ( Vanguard 3 , ) .
These vehicles , with large sensitive areas , have collected data for long enough times to give reliable impact rates for the periods of exposure .
A measure of the total mass accretion of meteoritic material by the Earth is obtained from analyses of deep sea sediments and dust collected in remote regions ( Pettersson , 1960 ) .(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
Since the strength of the Mexicans had been underrated , too small a posse had been collected , and since the deputy had not been provided with search_warrants , MacPherson and his men decided it was much wiser to withdraw .(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
She had been one of the first to collect her wits .
[ verb ] get or bring together
Used in print(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)
A flow_rate of 72 * * f was used and 12 ml fractions were collected .(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)
When 1 ml of conjugate was passed_through a column ( * * f ) , the first and second milliliter fractions collected were the most specific and gave no nonspecific staining in some experiments , and very little in others .(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
Winston followed her around the room , collecting the small frail objects ( Christmas , birthday , and anniversary ) and wrapping them in tissue_paper .(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
What you were looking_for ( unless you make a hobby of collecting old tennis_rackets and fly screens ) eludes me , but to judge from phonograph_records scattered about a fumed_oak Victrola , you danced two tangos and a paso_doble , which must have been fairly enervating in that milieu .
[ verb ] gather or collect
"You can get the results on Monday" "She picked up the children at the day care center" "They pick up our trash twice a week"
Used in print(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)
One female , collected on an island off the coast of Nicaragua , was gravid and measured 4 feet 8 inches from snout to vent ( her tail should be between 6 and 7 inches long ) .(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
It was her work to go among her neighbors and collect their checks .
[ verb ] to assemble in proper sequence
"collate the papers"
Used in print(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
On the one side we have the university professors and their students , trained in Teutonic methods of research , who have sought_out , collected and studied the true products of the oral traditions of the ethnic , regional and occupational groups that make_up this nation .
[ adverb ] make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays
"call collect" "send a package collect"
[ noun ] (religion) a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England