HyperDic: pile_up

English > 3 senses of the expression pile up:
VERBchangepile up, accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, gather, amasscollect or gather
contactpile up, heap up, stack uparrange into piles or stacks
possessionpile up, roll up, collect, accumulate, amass, compile, hoardget or gather together
English > pile up: 3 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningCollect or gather.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsaccumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, gather, amass
NarroweraccreteGrow or become attached by accretion
backlogaccumulate and create a backlog
driftBe piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current
BroaderincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Spanishacumularse, acumular, amontonarse, amontonar, conglomerar, congregar
Catalanacumular-se, acumular, ajuntar, amuntegar-se, congregar, juntar-se, recol·lectar, reunir-se
English > pile up: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningArrange into piles or stacks.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsheap up, stack up
Broadergather, garner, collect, pull togetherAssemble or get together
See alsopilearrange in stacks
Spanishacumular, amontonar
English > pile up: 3 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningGet or gather together.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey pile up the money in the closet
Synonymsroll up, collect, accumulate, amass, compile, hoard
Narrowerbalemake into a bale
catchtake in and retain
collect, pull inGet or bring together
corralCollect or gather
fundplace or store up in a fund for accumulation
fundaccumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability
lump, chunkPut together indiscriminately
run uppile up (debts or scores)
scrape, scrape up, scratch, come upGather (money or other resources) together over time
Broaderstore, hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash awayKeep or lay aside for future use
Spanishacumular, amasar, amontonar, apilar, coleccionar, compilar, juntar, recoger, recopilar, reunir
Catalanacumular, ajuntar, amuntegar, apilar, aplegar, arreplegar, col·leccionar, compilar, recollir, recopilar, reunir

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