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hoard up

To accumulate and keep large quantities of something. A now or pronoun can be used between "hoard" and "up." People tend to hoard up things like bread, milk, and eggs when they heard a bad winter weather forecast.
See also: up
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hoard something up

to accumulate a large store of something against bad times. Scott was hoarding canned goods up for the hard times ahead. He hoarded up many pounds of canned tuna.
See also: up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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