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pile up

phrasal verb with pile  us   /pɑɪl/ verb
to ​increase in ​amount: The ​work was piling up, and I ​decided I had to go in to the ​office on the ​weekend.
(Definition of pile up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pile-up”
in Arabic يَتكدّس…
in Korean 많아 지다, 쌓이다…
in Portuguese acumular…
in Catalan amuntegar-se, acumular-se…
in Japanese 山積する, どんどん溜まる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 多车相撞,连环撞车…
in Turkish yığılmak, birikmek…
in Russian накапливаться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 多車追撞,連環撞車…
in Italian accumularsi…
in Polish zbierać się, narastać…
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