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accumulate
used in Oryx and Crake

3 uses
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Definition
to collect or gradually increase
  • The girls Jimmy accumulated had found Crake more than a little creepy, and it had made Jimmy feel superior to come to his defence.
    p. 193.2
  • He's lost count — they've accumulated a stock of lore, of conjecture about him: Snowman was once a bird but he's forgotten how to fly and the rest of his feathers fell out, and so he is cold and he needs a second skin, and he has to wrap himself up.
    p. 8.8
  • He'd done cough medicine, shaving lotion, rubbing alcohol; out behind the tree he's accumulated an impressive dump of empty bottles.
    p. 106.9

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