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English verb: amass

1. amass (change) collect or gather


SamplesJournals are accumulating in my office.
The work keeps piling up.


ExamplesThe crowds amass in the streets


Synonymsaccumulate, conglomerate, cumulate, gather, pile up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)accrete, backlog, drift

2. amass (possession) get or gather together


SamplesI am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife.
She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis.
She rolled up a small fortune.


ExamplesThey amass the money in the closet


Synonymsaccumulate, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away, store


Narrower (hyponym)bale, catch, chunk, collect, come up, corral, fund, fund, lump, pull in, run up, scrape, scrape up, scratch









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