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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The soil enhancer needs to be treated in a slightly different way from shop bought compost so we give instructions to all gardens that collect from us.
They exploit meaningless holidays through TV advertising and shaking down High Street stores half a dozen times a year in order to collect from us, the victimised man on the street.