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amass

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English

Etymology

French amasser, Late Latin amassare, ad + massa (lump, mass). See Mass.

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Verb

Infinitive
to amass

Third person singular
amass

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to amass (third-person singular simple present amass, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To collect into a mass or heap; to gather a great quantity of; to accumulate; as, to amass a treasure or a fortune; to amass words or phrases.
    • 1887, Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet, Part II, Chapter V, p.123,
      ...he reluctantly returned to the old Nevada mines, there to recruit his health and to amass money enough to allow him to pursue his object without privation.

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