collect for (someone or something)

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collect for (someone or something)

To solicit money, especially that which is owed, for a particular reason. People keep calling to collect for my credit card bills. There's a boy at the door collecting for charity.
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collect (money) for someone or something

to solicit money for the benefit of someone or something. I would like to collect some money for Fred, who is in the hospital. I am collecting for the church building fund.
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collect (money) for something

to solicit money that is owed. I'm collecting money for payment on your loan. Someone is calling to collect for the newspaper delivery.
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Collecting for profit should be left to the experts, experienced collectors warn.
In addition, $51 in social security benefits would be sacrificed [$100 [devided by] (35 years x 12 months) x 90% x 12 months x 20 years], assuming the employee is collecting for 20 years.
Collector's Corner puts all of these pieces together to make a more informed collector, whether they have been collecting for years or just getting started.
Fifty-five percent of respondents reported collecting for a hobby, followed by viewing pleasure (51 percent), sentimental reasons (35.