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English definition of “heaping”

heaping

adjective [before noun]     /ˈhiː.pɪŋ/ US
large: For less than $5, you get a sandwich, a heaping helping of fries, and a soft drink. (UK heaped) (of a spoon or plate) containing as much as possible: Add a heaping teaspoonful of sugar.
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