English version

pile up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpile up phrasal verb1 INCREASE IN ACTIVITY, FEELINGS ETCto increase in quantity or amount, in a way that is difficult to manage 🔊 It wasn’t long before the debts were piling up. 🔊 The traffic starts piling up around this time. 🔊 The work has a tendency to pile up if I’m not careful.2 pile something ↔ up to arrange things in a pile 🔊 tiny doughnuts piled up in a dish → pileup → pile→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
pile up• The work just keeps on piling up and makes me want to scream.• As her debts piled up, she came close to a nervous breakdown.
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Verb table
pile
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypile
he, she, itpiles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypiled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave piled
he, she, ithas piled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad piled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pile
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have piled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam piling
he, she, itis piling
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you, we, theyare piling
Past
I, he, she, itwas piling
you, we, theywere piling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been piling
he, she, ithas been piling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been piling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be piling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been piling
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