Definition of Pile up
1. Verb. Collect or gather. "The crowds pile up in the streets"; "The work keeps piling up"
Generic synonyms: Increase
Specialized synonyms: Backlog, Accrete, Drift
Derivative terms: Accumulation, Accumulative, Accumulative, Conglomeration, Conglomeration, Cumulation, Cumulative, Cumulus, Gathering
2. Verb. Arrange into piles or stacks. "She piled up her books in my living room"
3. Verb. Get or gather together. "They pile up the money in the closet"; "She rolled up a small fortune"
Specialized synonyms: Run Up, Corral, Collect, Pull In, Come Up, Scrape, Scrape Up, Scratch, Chunk, Lump, Bale, Catch, Fund, Fund
Generic synonyms: Hive Away, Lay In, Put In, Salt Away, Stack Away, Stash Away, Store
Derivative terms: Accumulation, Accumulation, Accumulative, Accumulative, Collecting, Collection, Compilation, Compilation
Definition of Pile up
1. Verb. (transitive) To form a pile, stack, or heap. ¹
2. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive) To collect or accumulate, as a backlog. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Pile up
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1. A Mandarin-Romanized Dictionary of Chinese: Including New Terms and Phrases by Donald MacGillivray (1921)
"... to pile up; mensuration. a watch-house (k'a1 fang*, pV opposite; to answer; a pair. to fight; opposing armies (chiao' to prove, to verify. ..."
2. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1846)
"Before, when this bay belonged to the sea, the sea lent it to us for eight hours in the day; we could bring our carts over it, to go to the beach to pile up ..."
3. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"refine. kasata heap (up); pile up; (kartuttaa) accumulate, amass [a fortune, ... collect; — it*«U««i mn- saasti työtä pile up a lot Of work for OS; ..."
4. Old Morocco and the Forbidden Atlas by Clarence Edward Andrews (1922)
"The sultan demands one measure, The cai'd asks for "two," The sheik of the village says, "three"; And so the troubles pile up. I have seen a thing so sad ..."
5. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1910)
"When you cut down a tree, you pile up the remains in a neat pile and put a little white picket fence around them. It would take a thousand men and cost ..."