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Definition 1: collect or gather - [verb of change]

Samples where pile up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Journals are accumulating in my office
  • The work keeps piling up

Synonyms for pile up in the sense of this definition

(pile up is a kind of ...) become bigger or greater in amount

"The amount of work increased"

(... is a kind of pile up ) accumulate and create a backlog

(... is a kind of pile up ) grow or become attached by accretion

"The story accreted emotion"

(... is a kind of pile up ) be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current

"snow drifting several feet high" "sand drifting like snow"

Definition 2: arrange into piles or stacks - [verb of contact]

Samples where pile up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She piled up her books in my living room

Synonyms for pile up in the sense of this definition

(pile up is a kind of ...) assemble or get together

"gather some stones" "pull your thoughts together"

Definition 3: get or gather together - [verb of possession]

Samples where pile up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
  • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
  • She rolled up a small fortune

Synonyms for pile up in the sense of this definition

(pile up is a kind of ...) keep or lay aside for future use

"store grain for the winter" "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"

(... is a kind of pile up ) place or store up in a fund for accumulation

(... is a kind of pile up ) accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability

"fund a medical care plan"

(... is a kind of pile up ) take in and retain

"We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"

(... is a kind of pile up ) make into a bale

"bale hay"

(... is a kind of pile up ) put together indiscriminately

"lump together all the applicants"

(... is a kind of pile up ) gather (money or other resources) together over time

"She had scraped together enough money for college" "they scratched a meager living"

(... is a kind of pile up ) get or bring together

"accumulate evidence"

(... is a kind of pile up ) collect or gather

"corralling votes for an election"

(... is a kind of pile up ) pile up (debts or scores)

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