pile (something) on

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pile (something) on

1 : to put a large amount of (something) on something or someone
  • He piled on the gravy.
  • The teacher punished the class by piling on more homework.
  • Her parents piled on the pressure to do well in school.
2 : to gained a lot of something
  • He piled on the pounds after he got married.

Word by Word Definitions

pile play
  1. : a long slender column usually of timber, steel, or reinforced concrete driven into the ground to carry a vertical load

  2. : a wedge-shaped heraldic charge usually placed vertically with the broad end up

  3. : a target-shooting arrowhead without cutting edges

  1. : to drive piles into

  1. : to lay or place in a pile : stack

  2. : to heap in abundance : load

  3. : to collect little by little into a mass

  1. : a quantity of things heaped together

  2. : a heap of wood for burning a corpse or a sacrifice

  3. : any great number or quantity : lot

  1. : a coat or surface of usually short close fine furry hairs

  2. : a velvety surface produced by an extra set of filling yarns that form raised loops which are cut and sheared

  1. : a single hemorrhoid

  2. : hemorrhoids

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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