The word recogíamos is the imperfect form of recoger in the first person plural.
See the full recoger conjugation


Las recogíamos cuando íbamos al campo.
We picked them when we went to the countryside.
Hacía mucho que no te recogíamos.
We hadn't picked you up in ages.
Mientras recogíamos la madera seca, por casualidad entramos en el denso bosque y nos perdimos.
While collecting the dried wood, we entered the dense forest and by chance became lost.
¿Dónde has estado, John, mientras nosotros recogíamos los pedazos y lidiábamos con las consecuencias de tus acciones?
Where have you been, John, while we were picking up the pieces and dealing with the consequences of your actions.
La gente botaba las botellas en las calles, nosotros las recogíamos, las lavábamos y luego la íbamos a vender.
People threw them in the streets and we'd gather them up, wash them and then sell them.
Para el tiempo que tengas lo tuyo, no tendremos más que lo que recogíamos cuando pasábamos el sombrero alrededor.
By the time you get yours, we don't get any more than we used to get when we passed the hat around.
Mi madre y yo las recogíamos en la playa.
My mother and I collected them from the beach.
Los jornaleros recogíamos uvas de lunes a domingo y de sol a sol.
We day laborers would harvest grapes from Monday to Sunday and from morning till night.
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