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heaps

noun
plural of heap

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a considerable amount
  • she always has a heap of good ideas
  • you're in a heap of trouble for missing curfew!

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2 a quantity of things thrown or stacked on one another
  • found her shoe under a heap of clothes on the floor

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heaps

verb
present tense third-person singular of heap

Synonyms & Antonyms of heaps (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to give readily and in large quantities
  • the critics heaped scorn on the wannabe blockbuster and its implausible plot

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2 to lay or throw on top of one another
  • heaped the stones in a corner of the yard

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  • unpiles
3 to put into (something) as much as can be held or contained
  • heaped her plate with spaghetti

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“Heaps.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/heaps. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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