Meaning of COLLECT in English

COLLECT

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a collect call American English (= one paid for by the person who receives it )

Can I make a collect call to Florida, please?

collect call

collect data

The survey data has been collected over the last three decades.

collect the rent

His job is to collect the rents from the tenants.

collect your pension (= receive it or go to get it )

She went to the post office every week to collect her pension.

collect/gather information

The job consisted of gathering information about consumer needs.

compile/collect/gather statistics

Police have not yet compiled statistics for this year.

cool, calm, and collected

Outwardly she is cool, calm, and collected .

gather/collect dust (= become covered with dust )

Piles of old books lay on the floor gathering dust.

gather/collect evidence

Police experts are still collecting evidence at the scene of the crime.

stamp collecting

take/collect a sample

The study took samples from workers at four nuclear plants.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

together

He began to collect together an aerial force to attack the city.

By the beginning of February they had collected together most of their provisions.

This book collects together what I consider to be some of the major unsolved mysteries of science.

Groups of foods that are good sources of certain nutrients are collected together in six appendices.

But this merely collected together the singles and other stray tracks.

More generally, document boundaries may be blurred and a massive body of material may be collected together in one interlinked corpus.

What is needed, therefore, is a way of collecting together all the processor registers to allow rapid process switches.

They were collected together by Dean Milner-White who assembled them here where they could be appreciated.

■ NOUN

award

Cote keeps leaping out of his seat to collect award after award.

Celebrities including Michael Crawford and Peter Bowles saw her collect her bravery award .

After collecting the award Reeves slipped it into a plastic carrier bag and shortly after dropped it.

data

New York City health officials were able analyze very recent data because the city collects birth and death records for its residents.

It will be based on computer literature searches, previous data collected at Templeton College, and other methods.

The research is especially vulnerable if the data are collected from personal interviews.

Primary data is most frequently collected by means of surveys, based on questionnaires or interviews.

Although the data collected were quite adequate for this purpose, no attempt was made to claim representativeness for the doorstep survey.

Figure 1 shows the existing Northumbria Police area where most of the ethnographic data was collected .

The necessary data will be collected by questionnaire survey.

evidence

Mahmoud was responsible for collecting the evidence , deciding whether there was a case, and then carrying through prosecution.

Agents would continue collecting evidence at least through Friday, Alexander said.

The Commission has a discretion to conduct an investigation in order to collect information and evidence pertinent to the request for assistance.

The federal government already has spent $ 24 million collecting evidence .

A mixture of qualitative and quantitative research methods will be employed to collect evidence about the efficacy and impact of the Plans.

But having been once rebuffed, the Scandinavians set about collecting more evidence .

information

Such information is often laboriously collected by literature-searching and is conventionally processed as text.

The information the device collects helps divers gather more accurate records of free-fall times.

We were not able to adjust for the possible confounding effect of body weight as this information has not been collected .

These objectives should be based on the information collected in the needs assessment.

The interviews were supplemented by as much documentary information as could be collected .

The information collected was subsequently published; three topics are of particular interest.

The information will be collected on a confidential hot line, called Raceguard, operating on a 24-hour answerphone from next Tuesday.

Quantum and costs information can be collected on specially designed forms.

material

During the Worthing trial, three-quarters of the 5,000 households involved used the crates to collect recyclable materials .

After collecting all kinds of material the catapult began to take shape.

At last, after collecting enough materials , Endill was ready to start building the wings of his plane.

In such cases the interview is used to collect illustrative material to complement other material and findings.

Officers collect and present material both to committees and to the whole council.

By now photography had become much more than a way to collect material for my first passion, artwork.

Nothing would suggest the man who had collected the material for Psychopathia Sexualis.

money

Pensioners at the complex have been collecting money to help the town's hospice appeal for the last two years.

The trust fund now collects money from 125 million workers to pay benefits to 43 million people.

They are carrying out directed interviews there, and will collect time and money budgets.

The suit claims that the airlines, which collected the money , should refund it to consumers.

Please collect counterfoils and money from your class members and send to Joan Daniels as soon as possible.

There remained a faint possibility that Newley would try to identify the person who collected the money .

Some bands are extremely keen to sign with a respected manager who insists on collecting the artist's money .

If the manager collects the money , the artist may insist the manager sets up a completely separate bank account.

pension

People who normally collect pensions and other benefits from there are advised to go to nearby sub-post offices.

rent

Many of them do not even bother to collect rents .

In regulated industries such as trucking and airlines, workers collected some of the rents that accrued from regulation.

These councils do not collect their rents and have lost control of their rented housing stock.

We could just sit back and collect rents from an ever-decreasing number of tenants.

Council houses and flats are owned by the districts who maintain them and collect the rents .

He too had abandoned Mayo, leaving an agent to manage the estate and collect the rents .

When you invited me to stay here, I didn't realise you planned to collect the rent in kind.

A VAT-registered landlord may have a managing agent to collect standard-rated rents .

sample

A water quality officer interprets the information and can instruct Cyclops to collect a sample of the discharge in a sealed container.

After he died physicians collected and froze samples of his blood and lymph nodes for future study.

So one night I collected samples from all five and went home for a serious tasting.

We have collected together a representative sample of these and present them here.

signature

Liberal forces have already begun to collect the million signatures needed to call a popular vote.

On April 29, Cahill temporarily blocked backers from collecting signatures to put the immigrant voting measure on the ballot.

Members of its executive council have been collecting signatures in the border region.

Supporters must collect enough signatures by Feb. 21 to qualify the initiative for the ballot.

Andy Naughton-Doe, a chartered secretary, is collecting signatures to seek a conversion vote.

In California, for example, Reform Party supporters collected 124, 117 signatures .

The Bristol group collected the signatures of 46 international figures to sell for Amnesty funds.

tax

His cadres collect taxes and impose justice.

States collect taxes and subsume many of the responsibilities of governing from the county.

The only government authorities that collect income tax at present are the republics and provinces.

It will have promised its elderly more than it can collect in taxes from those who are working.

The Revenue will have to collect tax from each individual partner.

The treasurer collects local taxes and invests city money until it is needed.

Republics collect taxes but are refusing to pass them on to the central government.

Services include making sure payments are collected and insurance and taxes are paid on loans that are packaged and resold to investors.

thought

He barely had time to collect his thoughts before they were shown in.

Laing pauses to collect his thoughts when considering what was perhaps the most difficult decision of his long career.

I piped up in his defense, having had moments to collect my thoughts .

Then, collecting her thoughts , shutting out all sound save that in her headset, she began to take down the message.

He stopped for a few minutes in a small park to enjoy the scenery and collect his thoughts .

He listened intently, trying to collect his thoughts away from the past of his dreams to the present of reality.

Then he paused to collect his thoughts .

water

He added that out of the 26 councils in Northumbria Water's area only five no longer wished to collect payments for water .

These plants should be collected from the deepest water possible or form a shaded area such as under a bridge or pier.

She collected firewood and carried water .

Beneath each machine a wrought-iron pan was installed to collect the water , which contained carbonate of soda to prevent rust.

In some cabinets this may be as simple as a tray beneath the cabinet, which collects the water .

There were no drainage ditches here, the shoulders too abrupt, the slope too precipitous, to collect water .

Settlement cracks go in various directions and result in a depression that collects water .

The women return to their daily treks to distant rivers, springs or canals to collect polluted water .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

collected works/poems/essays/edition

Box sets collect music into greatest hits, anthologies, chronologies, complete collected works, best-of and worst-of packages.

He took down a copy of Wordsworth's collected poems.

His collected works, he said, probably fill four foot ten of shelf space.

Its author Tom Holt began, if I remember right, by publishing his collected poems at the age of 12.

Mr Zhivkov's 44-volume collected works has disappeared from Sofia's bookshops since he was removed.

My collected works rendered the Horsehead Nebula, goofy space cruisers, robots, and Saturn.

They were first printed by William Caxton in 1475; the collected works were first illustrated by William Thynne in 1532.

gather/collect/recover etc your wits

He remained still and tried to gather his wits .

I felt helpless, but tried to gather my wits .

I tried to collect my wits for the arrival.

It is gone even before the predator can gather its wits and make chase.

She slowly gathered her wits , and looked round.

win/collect/take etc the wooden spoon

When he motioned for her to take the wooden spoon from him she did so, avoiding touching him at all costs.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A crowd was starting to collect outside the theatre to await the arrival of the prime minister.

After 25 years of collecting recipes, Barber has compiled them into a cookbook.

An hour or so before the press conference, a crowd begin to collect outside the building.

Anyone who collects jazz records should buy this book. It's full of information on old recordings.

As the tide came in, water collected to form small pools among the rocks.

He's been collecting signatures of voters to get the measure on the ballot.

Her father sent a taxi to collect her from the hotel.

Historians are skilled in collecting facts and interpreting them.

I'm at the station. Can you come and collect me?

I've been collecting samples of the different types of rock which occur in this area.

I've come to collect Mr. Weinstein's order.

I've got a parcel to collect from the post office.

If condensation collects on the inside of the window, wipe it off with a clean cloth.

If the last bus has left, I'll collect you.

Nigel's hobby is collecting rare books.

Organizers have already collected 650 signatures.

People who are collecting welfare checks usually really need them.

Rain collecting at the tip of the rock has formed huge icicles.

Rent is collected once a month.

The building uses solar panels for collecting the sun's heat.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I had duly collected Nigel's ashes.

I joked that I had to go and collect my $ 40,000 appearance money.

Profit fell because the company was unable to collect claims against the oil buffer fund.

That would have allowed them to collect nearly $ 2 in federal funds for each local dollar.

The next day, the parents took the children into the woods to collect wood; each got one piece of bread.

They collected the garbage like their jobs depended on it, cheaper and better.

They feed by collecting tiny particles from the water.

You collect interest of 1.13% a month when you're in credit.

II. adverb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

call collect

He has been calling collect on the telephone, begging her to visit.

collected works/poems/essays/edition

Box sets collect music into greatest hits, anthologies, chronologies, complete collected works, best-of and worst-of packages.

He took down a copy of Wordsworth's collected poems.

His collected works, he said, probably fill four foot ten of shelf space.

Its author Tom Holt began, if I remember right, by publishing his collected poems at the age of 12.

Mr Zhivkov's 44-volume collected works has disappeared from Sofia's bookshops since he was removed.

My collected works rendered the Horsehead Nebula, goofy space cruisers, robots, and Saturn.

They were first printed by William Caxton in 1475; the collected works were first illustrated by William Thynne in 1532.

gather/collect/recover etc your wits

He remained still and tried to gather his wits .

I felt helpless, but tried to gather my wits .

I tried to collect my wits for the arrival.

It is gone even before the predator can gather its wits and make chase.

She slowly gathered her wits , and looked round.

win/collect/take etc the wooden spoon

When he motioned for her to take the wooden spoon from him she did so, avoiding touching him at all costs.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He has no money but knows how to call home collect , according to police.

I called from Chicago, leaving messages once, twice and even asked people to call me back collect .

III. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

call

Talk for an hour. Call collect .

He has been calling collect on the telephone, begging her to visit.

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