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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

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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