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piles British & World English

Haemorrhoids

pile1 British & World English

A heap of things laid or lying one on top of another

pile2 British & World English

A heavy stake or post driven vertically into the bed of a river, soft ground, etc., to support the foundations of a superstructure

pile3 British & World English

The soft projecting surface of a carpet or a fabric such as velvet or flannel, consisting of many small threads

pile up/pile something up in pile1 British & World English

Increase or cause to increase in quantity

pile into/out of in pile1 British & World English

(Of a group of people) get into or out of (a vehicle) in a disorganized manner

pile into in pile1 British & World English

(Of a vehicle) crash into

pile arms in pile1 British & World English

Place a number of rifles (usually four) with their butts on the ground and the muzzles together

pile arms British & World English

Place a number of rifles (usually four) with their butts on the ground and the muzzles together

sheet pile British & World English

A pile that is pressed or molded from sheet metal or vinyl so as to interlock with other such piles to form a retaining wall or other piling installation

slush pile British & World English

A stack of unsolicited manuscripts that have been sent to a publishing company for consideration

funeral pyre British & World English

A pile of wood on which a corpse is burnt as part of a funeral ceremony

compost heap British & World English

A pile of garden and organic kitchen refuse which decomposes to produce compost

pile something on in pile1 British & World English

Intensify or exaggerate something for effect

pile it on in pile1 British & World English

Exaggerate the seriousness of a situation for effect

pile it on British & World English

Exaggerate the seriousness of a situation for effect

pile Pelion on Ossa in Pelion British & World English

Add an extra difficulty to something which is already onerous

pile Pelion on Ossa British & World English

Add an extra difficulty to something which is already onerous

the papers were neatly organized into piles in neatly English-Spanish

los papeles estaban cuidadosamente apilados