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English definition of “pile”


noun [C]     /paɪl/
a large amount of something: a pile of cash/money consumers with piles of credit card debt I have piles of paperwork to finish.
at the bottom/top of the pile at the bottom or top of a group of competing things: Despite a shaky first quarter, the athletic shoe producer has once again emerged at the top of the pile.
→ See also cash pile, stockpile noun
(Definition of pile noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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