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.
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Lingl said he will file a motion asking that the court dismiss the construction company's receiver, which has been collecting from bank accounts held by the old association, which is now broke.
The site is an affinity portal, which features extensive coverage of all aspects of collecting from its eight micro-channels (devoted to Antiques, Entertainment, Jewelry/Gems, Stamps/Coins, Collectibles, Glass/Pottery, Toys/Dolls and Sports) to special sections devoted to auctions, video broadcasts, and price guides.
As millions of fans head to the theaters to see 'Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace,' they can also access timely information about Star Wars memorabilia collecting from 'Inside Scoop' on eBay," said Barry Friedman, CEO of Collecting Channel.