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piles US English

Hemorrhoids

pile1 US English

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

pile2 US English

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

pile3 US English

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

pile up in pile1 US English

Increase in quantity

pile something up in pile1 US English

Cause to increase in quantity

atomic pile US English

Dated term for nuclear reactor.

pile in/out in pile1 US English

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

pile into in pile1 US English

(Of a vehicle) crash into

pile arms in pile1 US English

see stack arms at stack.

sheet pile US 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 US English

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

compost heap US English

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

funeral pyre US English

A pile of wood on which a corpse is burned as part of a funeral ceremony in some traditions

pile something on in pile1 US English

Intensify or exaggerate something for effect

pile it on in pile1 US English

Exaggerate the seriousness of a situation or of someone’s behavior to increase guilt or distress

pile it on US English

Exaggerate the seriousness of a situation or of someone’s behavior to increase guilt or distress

pile Pelion on Ossa in Pelion US English

Add a difficulty or task to something that is already difficult or onerous

pile Pelion on Ossa US English

Add a difficulty or task to something that is already difficult or onerous