collect up

phrasal verb

collected up; collecting up; collects up
: to gather (things) together
I collected up the dishes and brought them to the kitchen.
The children collected their toys up and put them away.

Examples of collect up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The human eye only collects up to 0.2 seconds of visual data before uploading it to the brain. Corinne Purtill, Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2023 Households with more than eight members can collect up to $211 in additional SNAP benefits. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 28 Sep. 2023 Many locations, especially near the Coast Range will collect up even higher rainfall amounts. oregonlive, 29 Aug. 2023 The team of excavators worked the first months of this year collecting up to eight tons of garbage that covered the top of the hill, which is next to the training field and headquarters for the Sporting Cristal soccer club. Franklin BriceÑo, USA TODAY, 16 June 2023

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“Collect up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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