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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PILE UP

Pour the sauce on a dish and pile up the rabbit in the middle of it.

I arranged to mine all winter and pile up the quartz for spring crushing.

I did not come here to teach or to pile up gold, but to learn.

The sticks don't have strong mobs, and they'll pile up a heavy Nolan vote.

I have the money craze, an uncontrollable lust to pile up millions.

Pile up the agony to suit the palate, and the poem will be ready for perusal.

As he turned to aid the priest he called after her, “Pile up the logs, quick!”

The only trouble is, they may be letting it pile up in the hotel.

Hardly had Marian left camp when troubles began to pile up for Patsy.

Well, well need every point we can pile up, went on the manager.

WORD ORIGIN

"mass, heap," early 15c., originally "pillar, pier of a bridge," from Middle French pile and directly from Latin pila "stone barrier, pillar, pier" (see pillar). Sense development in Latin from "pier, harbor wall of stones," to "something heaped up." In English, sense of "heap of things" is attested from mid-15c. (the verb in this sense is recorded from mid-14c.). The meaning "large building" (late 14c.) is probably the same word.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.