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collecting

verb
present participle of collect

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1 to gain emotional or mental control of
  • applicants should collect their thoughts while waiting to be interviewed

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2 to gradually form into a layer, pile, or mass
  • dust has been collecting under my bed for years

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3 to bring together from several sources into a single volume or list
  • collected the author's early short stories, which were originally published in several obscure sci-fi magazines

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5 to come together into one body or place
  • a crowd collected at the beach as the sun slowly set over the horizon

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“Collecting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/collecting. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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