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  ( hoards    plural & 3rd person present)   ( hoarding    present participle)   ( hoarded    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you hoard things such as food or money, you save or store them, often in secret, because they are valuable or important to you.  
They've begun to hoard food and gasoline and save their money...      V n  
Consumers did not spend and create jobs; they hoarded...      V  
  hoarder     ( hoarders    plural)    n-count  
Most hoarders have favorite hiding places.     
2       n-count   A hoard is a store of things that you have saved and that are valuable or important to you or you do not want other people to have.  
oft N of n   (=cache)  
The case involves a hoard of silver and jewels valued at up to $40m.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


      n   accumulation, cache, fall-back, fund, heap, mass, pile, reserve, stockpile, store, supply, treasure-trove  
      vb   accumulate, amass, buy up, cache, collect, deposit, garner, gather, hive, lay up, put away, put by, save, stash away     (informal)   stockpile, store, treasure  

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hoarder, hard, hoarding, hoary

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