pile in

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Related to pile in: pile up, piled
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1. A group of things gathered haphazardly:
2. Informal. A great deal:
Informal: barrel, heap, lot, pack, peck.
Regional: power, sight.
3. Slang. A large sum of money:
4. A usually permanent construction, such as a house or store:
1. To put into a disordered pile.Also used with up:
2. To make or become full; put as much into as can be held:
3. To fill to overflowing:
4. To leave one's bed:
Informal: turn out.
phrasal verb
pile up
1. To bring together so as to increase in mass or number:
2. Informal. To undergo wrecking:
Informal: crack up.

w>pile in

vi (inf) (→ in +acc) → hineindrängen; (= get in)einsteigen; pile in!immer herein!
vt sepeinladen (→ -to in +acc)
References in classic literature ?
with his arms akimbo, so near to the flame that the smoke occasionally obscured his solemn visage, as it waved around the pile in obedience to the night airs that swept gently over the water.
As he took each article from the walls, he placed it in a pile in the center of the room.