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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To us, at The Chronicle, it will be unfair to force the power distributors to put on all our street lights when the levy they are collecting from us, as consumers, cannot meet the expenditure expended on the supply of power to the street lights.
"We'll soon be moving to court to have them compelled to refund the extra levies they have been collecting from us," Muthee said.
We are not given any constitutional rights, so what taxes are they collecting from us?" said Mohammad Khan, an advocate in Gilgit.
David Stevens of Coral said, "Having paid out twice in the last five years on a white Christmas, punters must have every chance of collecting from us once again this festive season."