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



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.
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"


or pile-up
Informal. A wrecking of a vehicle:
Informal: crackup.
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lančani sudar
연쇄 충돌
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