Examples of pileup in a Sentence
A five-car pileup slowed traffic.
a pileup of e-mail messages that needed to be dealt with
Recent Examples of pileup from the Web
In March, three people were injured when a bull got loose and caused a six-car pileup on Highway 4 near Richmond in Northern California.
Cubit cut his ditch through a natural levee, formed by the pileup of sediment on the river's bank.
Also July 11, a pileup in a work zone on Interstate 70 resulted in two burnt tractor-trailers and five dead.
Froome himself went down in a pileup on another stage, but recovered and went into yellow by the fifth stage.
Burke’s Instagram is a trove of her own maximalist pileups: wraparound pygmy rings, anthropomorphic suns with their tongues wagging, a dainty torso of a hermaphrodite.
It’s unclear if that would have prevented the pileup on the Kansas Turnpike in Bonner Springs.
Prevent dead-skin pileup by using a pumice stone in the shower—and don't be tempted into using a razor.
The result: a pileup of guitars, horns, piano, beats, a flute line and pop vocals that coalesces beautifully.
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First Known Use of pileup
Synonymsaccretion, assemblage, collection, cumulation, cumulus, gathering, lodgment (or lodgement), accumulation
Related Wordsagglomerate, assortment, congeries, conglomerate, conglomeration, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, jumble, medley, mélange, mishmash, mix, mixture, motley, potpourri; agglomeration, clutter, hash, heap, litter, mass, pile; aggregate, aggregation, sum, totality; backlog, cache, fund, hoard, inventory, kitty, nest egg, reserve, stock, stockpile, store, supply
PILEUP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pileup for English Language Learners
: an accident in which several or many vehicles crash into each other
: a large amount of something that has increased gradually over a period of time
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