Collect and Scatter


Collect verb - To gradually form into a layer, pile, or mass.
Usage example: dust has been collecting under my bed for years

Scatter is an antonym for collect in topics: assemble, gather, accumulate.


Scatter verb - To cause (members of a group) to move widely apart.
Usage example: the noise of the backfiring car scattered the pigeons

Collect is an antonym for scatter in topics: throw about, strew.

Common collocations

people collect people scatter people
body collect body scatter body
stuff collect stuff scatter stuff
bunch collect bunch scatter bunch
Other words: material, gold, money, blood, water, hearts, coins, pieces, weapons, seeds, lives.

Both words in one sentence

  • This is assuming the area isn't populated with corpse eaters to eat your corpse and scavengers to collect all your inventory and scatter it all four corners of whothefuckknows.
  • Video Game / Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? You end up in a land where panties scatter the background, are used as items to collect tons of points, and beat an old boss who's wearing a pair on his head and uses EXPLODING panties as weapons.
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