[ US /əˈmæs/ ]
[ UK /ɐmˈæs/ ]
  1. collect or gather
    The work keeps piling up
    Journals are accumulating in my office
  2. get or gather together
    I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    She rolled up a small fortune
    She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
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How To Use amass In A Sentence

  • Other historical mysteries re-examined at the Maryland conference include Alexander the Great, who amassed a sprawling empire by age 30, but died in 323 B.C. at age 32. Solving Darwin's Medical Mystery
  • A business tycoon, arts patron and committed left-winger, Berge opted to sell the collection amassed over a lifetime after Saint Laurent's death last June aged 71.
  • Wisconsin amassed 311 yards and a 17-0 lead in the first half, leaving little doubt that Alvarez would get to celebrate another big win. USATODAY.com
  • He amassed similar collections of American advertising of the 1920s, plus grangerized Shakespeare, Burns, etc.
  • Heathcliff, who, kinless and kithless, was in the end compelled to see the property he has so cruelly amassed descend to his hereditary enemies. Emily Brontë
  • You always did wonder, how did they amass these fortunes? Times, Sunday Times
  • So sought-after are high-ranking characters and the virtual trinkets that they amass that extraordinary amounts of real-world money are changing hands as they are traded.
  • Torres who has reportedly amassed 53 career wins with 16 losses is said to be arriving for the clash next Saturday.
  • The more money people amass, the more they pay attention to schools and education, a correlation drawn by countless studies.
  • Marie amassed the most important collection of Napoleon memorabilia in the world.
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