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pile·up

or pile-up  (pīl′ŭp′)
n.
1. Informal A serious collision usually involving several motor vehicles.
2. An accumulation: "the pile-up of unsold autos" (New York Times).

pile•up

(ˈpaɪlˌʌp)

n.
1. a collision of several or many moving vehicles.
2. an accumulation, as of chores or bills.
3. a rough or disorderly falling of people upon one another, as in a football game.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pileup - multiple collisions of vehiclespileup - multiple collisions of vehicles  
collision - an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object; "three passengers were killed in the collision"; "the collision of the two ships resulted in a serious oil spill"

pileup

or pile-up
noun
Informal. A wrecking of a vehicle:
Informal: crackup.
Translations
hromadná srážka
harmonikasammenstød
ketjukolari
lančani sudar
山積み
연쇄 충돌
seriekrock
รถชนกันหลายคัน
tai nạn liên hoàn

pileup

إِصْطِدَام hromadná srážka harmonikasammenstød Massenkarambolage καραμπόλα choque en cadena ketjukolari carambolage lančani sudar tamponamento a catena 山積み 연쇄 충돌 kettingbotsing opphopning nagromadzenie choque em cadeia, engavetamento массовая автокатастрофа seriekrock รถชนกันหลายคัน yığılmak tai nạn liên hoàn 数辆车同时碰撞事件
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