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to buy up

to buy up

/bˈaɪ ˈʌp/
verb
to buy the whole supply of something such as tickets, stocks, goods, etc.
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He bought up sixteen point five percent of the company and demanded a seat on the board.

And the U.S. counts on China to buy up its debt.

But big money, global investors didn't want to just buy up my mortgage, and Stan's mortgage.

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to collect

to collect

/kəˈɫɛkt/
verb
to gather together things from different places or people
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CSIs might even vacuum the entire area to collect tiny samples.

They carefully label each piece of evidence as they collect it.

Scientists decided to collect many examples of brains.

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to scrape

to scrape

/ˈskɹeɪp/
verb
to gather something, such as money, with difficulty and over time
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[scraping] See that sound?

It goes through a laborious process of having every last hair scraped off.

First, he scrapes the hide while it's wet to remove excess moisture.

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to amass

to amass

/əˈmæs/
verb
to gather a large amount of money, knowledge, etc. gradually
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OG Hummer fan Schwarzenegger quickly amassed a fleet of the war wagons.

BTS amassed their fortune through their music, album sales, concerts, merchandise, and brand deals.

Put your energy into amassing a great deal of wealth.

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to accumulate

to accumulate

/əkˈjumjəˌɫeɪt/
verb
to get an increasing amount of something over a period of time
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But I have accumulated just a couple of new things

Our shoppers can earn and accumulate gold points and then convert that into cash through gift cards.

Their DNA slowly changes from generation to generation and differences accumulate.

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to hoard

to hoard

/ˈhɔɹd/
verb
to gather and store a large supply of food, money, etc., usually somewhere secret
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Initially, consumers hoarded items like rice, beans and frozen foods.

Economists feared savers would hoard cash rather than pay the bank to hold it.

And I'm hoarding food and water while you're starving...

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to obtain

to obtain

/əbˈteɪn/
verb
to get something, often with difficulty
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Rain filled lakes and rivers where they could obtain water to drink and catch fish to eat.

It would prohibit members and employees of Congress from profiting on nonpublic information they obtained in their official roles.

It later came out in a lawsuit that Nikola intended to obtain this breakthrough technology by acquiring battery company ZapGo.

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to gain

to gain

/ˈɡeɪn/
verb
to obtain or achieve something that is needed or desired
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I don't know if it's really gained in size.

So we're going to set up our 3:1 mechanical advantage just to gain a little bit of force.

And the internet was rapidly gaining users.

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to derive

to derive

/dɝˈaɪv/
verb
to get something from a specific source
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The island derives its name from its Easter day discovery by the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen in 1722.

So these are the basic goods, and from them, we can derive the natural laws.

Unfortunately, presidents don’t derive their powers from the sun, like Superman.

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to acquire

to acquire

/əˈkwaɪɝ/
verb
to buy or begin to have something
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Second, uniforms encourage members of a group to acquire a sense of unity and pride.

Narrator: Apollo acquired Chuck E. Cheese Entertainment in a leveraged buyout for about a billion dollars.

It's captured, it's acquired from interacting with people. -

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to earn

to earn

/ˈɝn/
verb
to get something well-deserved
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They saw many ways to earn money in a city.

They were first narcissistic and were then drawn to careers that would earn them admiration from others.

They want to earn their own money.

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finesse

finesse

/fɪˈnɛs/
noun
the act of dealing with a situation in a subtle and skillful way
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Izzy stated of what he called his Einstein Theory of Rum Snooping, It takes a little finesse.

- It's amazing how much finesse you can get out a chainsaw.

I mean, again, because there's no finesse.

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to harvest

to harvest

/ˈhɑɹvəst/
verb
to catch fish or animals for consumption
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Burning biogas to make electricity is a way to harvest those gases before they enter the atmosphere.

And they're easy to grow and harvest in man-made ponds, using less land than plants.

She starts by stripping down the straw harvested from the toquilla palm plant.

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to inherit

to inherit

/ˌɪnˈhɛɹət/
verb
to receive money, property, etc. from someone after their death
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There is strong agreement that genes, the carriers of inherited traits, play a role in autism.

But it seems this other relation has inherited his whole fortune.

Perhaps you would like to know how much you've inherited?

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to receive

to receive

/ɹəˈsiv/, /ɹiˈsiv/, /ɹɪˈsiv/
verb
to get or take delivery of something
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The brain not only gives signals to the missing arm, it receives them as well.

Mail he receives from his political party is addressed to Mr. James Wilson.

If plants cannot grow straight up, they receive less benefit from the sunlight.

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to reclaim

to reclaim

/ɹiˈkɫeɪm/
verb
to get back something that has been lost, taken away, etc.
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Overall, a lion portion of our water is reclaimed.

Nature reclaimed entire cities, and historians are left to scratch their heads.

You will reclaim your time.

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to source

to source

/ˈsɔɹs/
verb
to attain a product from a particular place
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Artisans here at Nils Olsson Dalahästar start with locally sourced pine or alderwood.

It sources pineapple waste from a nearby processing plant.

Although sourcing salt isn't quite so hard these days, the tradition of salt making still remains.

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to wrest

to wrest

/ˈɹɛst/
verb
to take something out of someone's hand usually by force
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He was wresting with the challenge of connecting to his global team.

And I could tell you, the few times when I got shiny object that just wrested me so much

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to fetch

to fetch

/ˈfɛtʃ/
verb
to go and collect a person or thing
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Shall I fetch him?' '

Put away the lesson-books and fetch the supper-trays!'

Then she went next door to fetch another servant.

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heir

heir

/ˈɛɹ/
noun
someone who has the legal right to inherit the property, money, or title of a deceased individual
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You can also skip the tax entirely if you pass that appreciated portfolio onto your heir when you die.

He was the heir apparent of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The only way he can fix the problems in his life is that this has to be his heir.

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recipient

recipient

/ɹəˈsɪpiənt/, /ɹɪˈsɪpiənt/
noun
someone who receives something or to whom something is awarded
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So who's the biggest recipient of federal dollars?

Meanwhile, the recipient prepares for the transplant.

Some pig organs, especially their kidneys, are already about the right size for human recipients.

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addressee

addressee

/ˌædɹɛˈsi/
noun
a person to whom a letter, package, etc. is addressed to
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Step three: addressing the addressee.

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to win back

to win back

/wˈɪn bˈæk/
verb
to retrieve something or get someone that is thought to be lost
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But Saladin wanted to make Nuradin's dream of winning back the Holy Land come true.

The tale ends: And so Thor, son of Odin, won back his hammer.

However, in an example of supreme oratorical skill, Pericles managed to win back the public.

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acquisition

acquisition

/ˌækwəˈzɪʃən/
noun
the act of buying or obtaining something, especially something that is valuable
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We were very confused and we told them no, I have acquisition of citizenship.

How do you feel about language acquisition?

RIKKI POYNTER: Going back to the language acquisition thing.

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retrieval

retrieval

/ɹiˈtɹivəɫ/, /ɹɪˈtɹivəɫ/
noun
the act or process of getting something back from where it was left or lost
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- I will be spearheading all retrieval efforts for the orb.

One idea is that this works because of "elaborative retrieval."

The Center staff work closely with our Division on storage and retrieval services.

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collection

collection

/kəˈɫɛkʃən/
noun
the act of gathering things or people from different places
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He wanted to add the items to his collection.

Google has huge data collections that it uses to improve its searches and select ads.

And then, here is the fall/winter capsule collection.

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to recuperate

to recuperate

/ɹɪˈkupɝˌeɪt/
verb
to get something back, especially after losing it
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Sure, sitting for brief periods can help us recover from stress or recuperate from exercise.

I'm trying to recuperate.

If companies are not able to recuperate research and development cost, they won’t research or develop.

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reception

reception

/ɹiˈsɛpʃən/, /ɹɪˈsɛpʃən/
noun
the action or process of receiving something
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We had a reception.

And we had receptions at the R&D center, our offices in San Carlos.

I’ve seen too many receptions where everyone just left their heart-shaped cork coasters on the tables.

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to accrue

to accrue

/əˈkɹu/
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(of sums of money, benefits, etc.) to be received by someone and be accumulated gradually
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But if you opt in, then you're foregoing benefits that are accruing from certain other programs.

Knowing that we can deal with unexpected costs without accruing debt helps us sleep at night.

Instead they will accrue to you."

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to capture

to capture

/ˈkæptʃɝ/
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to seize or get control of something by force
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It was because Pete didn't leave Obama's side that he was able to capture this historic moment.

Two of the men captured were Americans, ex-US Army Green Berets.

Only to be captured.

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to take possession (of)

to take possession (of)

/tˈeɪk pəzˈɛʃən ʌv/
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to begin to own or control something

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