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To collect an amount of something

buy up

to buy large amounts of something or all of it that is available

collect

verb

to get things and keep them together for a particular reason

collect

verb

to get a supply of something that you will use later

assemble

verb

to bring a group of things or people together in one place for a particular purpose

round up

to bring animals or people together in one place for a particular purpose

scrape together

to succeed in getting enough of something, especially money, by making a lot of effort

accumulate

verb

to get more and more of something over a period of time

amass

verb

to collect a lot of something such as money or information over a period of time

cull

verb

to collect something such as information from different places

stockpile

verb

to collect large amounts of things that may be needed

pre-roll

a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video

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breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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