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be stacked up

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with stack   /stæk/ us  
If aircraft are stacked up over an airport, they circle over the airport at different heights, waiting to be told they can land.
Translations of “be stacked up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 盤旋飛行等待降落…
in Chinese (Simplified) 分层盘旋等待降落…
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