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the process of collecting things for a particular purpose, or an instance of this
the process of buying something or obtaining it in some other way
the process or activity of collecting information
the act of getting control of something from an opponent in business or politics
the process by which something increases in amount or is collected together over time
the process of getting something back that was lost or not in its usual place
an occasion when animals or people are forced to gather together in one place
the activity of collecting money for a particular purpose, or the money that is collected
the act of getting something again that was lost, stolen, or owed
the activity of collecting money that people must pay
a pattern on a sandy beach, made as a form of natural art …
a kind of firework that makes a lot of loud noises when it explodes
a symbol named after King Adinkra, used in West Africa in fabric and on other items
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Free thesaurus definition of the process of getting or collecting things or information from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.