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stockpilenoun [C]

us   /ˈstɑkˌpɑɪl/
a large amount of goods kept ready for future use: a stockpile of wheat
stockpile
verb [T] us   /ˈstɑkˌpɑɪl/
She stockpiled chocolate bars in her car.
(Definition of stockpile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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stockpileverb [T]

uk   /ˈstɒkpaɪl/ us  
to collect a large amount of something to use later: Fears that shoppers would stockpile cash have so far proved unfounded. The government has stockpiled food in warehouses as a buffer against economic crises.

stockpilenoun [C]

uk   /ˈstɒkpaɪl/ us  
a large amount of something that has been collected to use later: Stockpiles of grain are unusually low. Companies are beginning to see the benefits of a cash stockpile. a crude oil/corn/wheat stockpile
(Definition of stockpile from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stockpile”
in Chinese (Simplified) 储备物, 囤积物…
in Turkish biriktirmek, yığmak, toplamak…
in Russian делать запас…
in Chinese (Traditional) 儲備物, 囤積物…
in Polish gromadzić…
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