He had arranged the letters in stacks.
She took a magazine from near the top of the stack. Verb
She spent the afternoon splitting and stacking firewood.
She stacked the plates in the cupboard.
He stacked the books on the table.
The other players accused him of stacking the deck. See More
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Slipping the maître d’ a stack of bills is always a classic.—Elise Taylor, Vogue, 24 Nov. 2023 In additon, the mother of five added several smaller details around the house, including a stack of Christmas books, several holiday-scented candles and a comfy throw blanket on the couch.—Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 He was surrounded by stacks of books and oddities—glass bottles, a puppet, a propeller, a model skull.—Anna Russell, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023 Next, stack or line up dirty dishes, bowls and glasses by type.—Genevieve Ko, New York Times, 20 Nov. 2023 Dirt floors, stacks of two-by-fours, and a pile of Little Caesars pizza boxes under attack by a work crew on lunch break.—Lev Facher, STAT, 16 Nov. 2023 The blocks are linking cubes that make stacks of 10 to encourage easy counting.—Korin Miller, wsj.com, 15 Nov. 2023 Thankfully, the slippers, which are made of the brand’s signature triple stack technology that hugs your entire foot, are fly enough to wear inside and outside of the house without shame.—Kailyn Brown, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2023 There, the shuttle’s full stack would‘ve been assembled in one of the largest buildings by volume in the world, rising more than 50 stories and equipped with plenty of cranes and platforms from which to work.—Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2023
Some highlights: this thin, stacking bangle from Tory Burch that’s 30% off; the engagement and wedding bands at Mejuri, and this fun butterfly choker from Frasier Sterling—one of our fave affordable jewelry brands—that’s a super cute present for a teen girl.—Jake Smith, Glamour, 24 Nov. 2023 Yes, once the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has aired and the dishes are stacked in the kitchen sink, many Americans hit the couch for the holiday's other grand tradition, courtesy of the NFL.—Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 To top it all off, there's the pure joy of getting to bound down a mountain stacked with fresh powder while high-fiving friends and strangers along the way.—Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 17 Nov. 2023 Across the globe, data centers are stacked to the ceiling with shelf after shelf of humming servers.—IEEE Spectrum, 16 Nov. 2023 The other holds 50 canisters that are stacked horizontally.—Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Nov. 2023 Kids can stack and restack the discs or pull up the pole and play with them independently.—Korin Miller, wsj.com, 15 Nov. 2023 Farmers scuttle and dump that waste to wooden fence lines and eventually stack that stone into crude walls to maximize arable space, mark property boundaries and help with fencing.—Robert Thorson, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Nov. 2023 Antique tables and chairs are stacked between filing cabinets and assorted electronics.—Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English stak, from Old Norse stakkr; akin to Russian stog stack and probably to Old English staca stake