collect (something) from (someone)

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collect (something) from (someone)

1. To solicit or gather something, often money, from someone. There's a boy at the entrance collecting money from people for charity. They're doing a food drive at work, and they want to collect canned food from us.
2. To obtain a biological specimen from someone, as for medical testing. We'll need to collect a urine sample from you.
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collect something from someone

 
1. to gather up something from someone; to gather money from someone. I'm here to collect used clothing from you. She is out collecting donations from the neighbors.
2. to take a medical specimen from a person. I am here to collect a urine specimen from the patient. The phlebotomist collected the specimen from Todd and left the room.
See also: collect
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As an incentive, those who collect from one tree will receive Leatherman's Wave, a travel-size all-in-one toolkit.
Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE) has received FDA clearance to market an automated blood collection system which allows blood centers to double the amount of red blood cells they collect from one donor while removing potentially harmful white blood cells from the blood, announced Haemonetics' President and CEO, James L.