heap

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Noun[change]

Singular
heap

Plural
heaps

  1. A heap is a big pile of things, usually thrown in the pile and not in any order.
    When we moved into our new house, the old owners had left a heap of garbage inside for us to deal with.
    I dumped all of my things into a heap on my bed so I could start organizing them.
  2. (idiom) A heap is a lot of something.
    If that dog eats my shoes again, he will be in a heap of trouble.
    She earned heaps of money when she was 20 and now she doesn't have to work for the rest of her life.

Verb[change]

Plain form
heap

Third-person singular
heaps

Past tense
heaped

Past participle
heaped

Present participle
heaping

  1. (transitive) If you heap something, you pile it up high.
    Pudding is my favorite dessert. I heaped it so high on my plate that it looked like a little mountain.
  2. (transitive) If you heap something, you give a lot of it.
    The police heaped the children with praise after they would not get in a car with someone they did not know.
    Her boss surprised her by heaping the blame for the project onto her, when really, the problems were his own fault.