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- (countable) A pile is a lot of things with some on the bottom and more on top.
- There was a neat pile of sheets and blankets at the foot of each bed.
- He found his phone under a pile of clothes.
- The children spent the afternoon jumping into leaf piles.
- Joshua Tree National Park in California has many huge rock piles.
- She reached for the next piece of paper on the top of the taller pile.
- (countable) A pile is a long, strong post to support something like a bridge or building.
- (transitive) If you pile something somewhere, you put a lot of it there.
- The table that was piled high with all sorts of fruit, cheese, cakes, and sweets.
- She piled the books on the corner of the desk.
- (intransitive) If something piles (up), there is more an more of it.
- I listen to the snow piling on the roof.
- When I was away the work kept piling up.
- (intransitive) If something piles on top of something else, it is added to it.
- The changes, piled on top of the problems at home were too much.
- (intransitive) If people pile on, they attack somebody who is already being attacked.
- (intransitive) If people pile in(to) a car, or some other small space, they get in quickly.
- (intransitive) If people pile out of a car, or some other small space, they get out quickly.