Definition of hoard verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hoard

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//hɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɔːrd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hoard
BrE BrE//hɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɔːrd//
 
he / she / it hoards
BrE BrE//hɔːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɔːrdz//
 
past simple hoarded
BrE BrE//ˈhɔːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrdɪd//
 
past participle hoarded
BrE BrE//ˈhɔːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrdɪd//
 
-ing form hoarding
BrE BrE//ˈhɔːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrdɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] hoard (something) to collect and keep large amounts of food, money, etc., especially secretly Word Origin Old English hord (noun), hordian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to German Hort (noun), horten (verb).Extra examples He had the habit of hoarding newspaper cuttings that interested him. The prisoners used to hoard scraps of food in secret places. Up to 80 per cent of the grain was hoarded by farms to barter for machinery.
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