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[v] collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"
[v] get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for athe man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"

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\A*mass"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amassed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Amassing}.] [F. ambusher, LL. amassare; L. ad + massa lump, mass. See {Mass}.] 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. The life Homer has been written by amassing all the traditions and hints the writers could meet with. --Pope. Syn: To accumulate; heap up; pile.
\A*mass"\, n. [OF. amasse, fr. ambusher.] A mass; a heap. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton.

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