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pile

US [paɪl]
UK [paɪl]
  • n.桩;堆;摞;桩柱
  • v.堆放;摞起;叠放;放置
  • Web堆积;一堆;大量
Plural Form:piles  Present Participle:piling  Past Tense:piled  
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n.
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piles
1.
[c]
摞;垛;沓a number of things that have been placed on top of each other
a pile of books/clothes/bricks
一摞书籍╱衣物╱砖块
He arranged the documents in neat piles.
他把文件一摞摞地码得整整齐齐。
She looked in horror at the mounting pile of letters on her desk.
她惶恐地望着桌子上堆积如山的信函。
2.
[c]
堆;成堆的东西a mass of sth that is high in the middle and wider at the bottom than at the top
a pile of sand
一堆沙
piles of dirty washing
成堆待洗的脏衣物
3.
[c][usupl]
(informal)
~ of sth
大量;许多a lot of sth
I have got piles of work to do.
我有大量工作要做。
He walked out leaving a pile of debts behind him.
他出走了,留下累累债务。
4.
[u][sing]
绒头;绒毛the short threads, pieces of wool, etc. that form the soft surface of carpets and some types of cloth such as velvet
a deep-pile carpet
一块厚绒地毯
5.
[c]
桩;桩柱a large wooden, metal or stone post that is fixed into the ground and used to support a building, bridge, etc.
6.
[c]
宏伟建筑物a large impressive building
IDM
(at the) bottom/top of the pile
处于无足轻重的╱举足轻重的地位in the least/most important position in a group of people or things
make a/your pile
(informal)
赚很多钱to make a lot of money
v.
1.
[t]
堆放;摞起;叠放to put things one on top of another; to form a pile
She piled the boxes one on top of the other .
她把盒子一个个地摞起来。
The clothes were piled high on the chair.
衣服在椅子上堆得高高的。
Snow was piled up against the door.
积雪封门。
2.
[t]
放置;装入to put sth on/into sth; to load sth with sth
The sofa was piled high with cushions.
沙发上高高地堆着一些垫子。
He piled his plate with as much food as he could.
他把食物猛往自己盘子里堆。
He piled as much food as he could onto his plate.
他把食物猛往自己盘子里堆。
She piled everything into her suitcase.
她把一应物品装进衣箱。
3.
[i]
(informal)
+ adv./prep.
蜂拥;拥挤to go somewhere quickly without order or control
The coach finally arrived and we all piled on.
长途汽车终于开来了,我们一拥而上。
IDM
Bosses piled on the agony with threats of more job losses.
老板威胁要削减更多的职位,令情况更加恶化。
pile on the agony/gloom
(informal)
使雪上加霜;伤口上撒盐to make an unpleasant situation worse
Bosses piled on the agony with threats of more job losses.
老板威胁要削减更多的职位,令情况更加恶化。

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