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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).
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pile-up

noun (Informal) collision, crash, accident, smash, smash-up (informal), multiple collision a 54-car pile-up
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Translations

pile-up

[ˈpaɪlʌp] N (Aut) → accidente m múltiple, choque m en cadena
there was a pile-up on the motorwaychocaron varios coches en cadena en la autopista, hubo un accidente múltiple en la autopista
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pile-up

n (= car crash)(Massen)karambolage f, → Massenzusammenstoß m
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pile-up

[ˈpaɪlˌʌp] n (Aut) (fam) → tamponamento a catena
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pile1

(pail) noun
1. a (large) number of things lying on top of each other in a tidy or untidy heap; a (large) quantity of something lying in a heap. There was a neat pile of books in the corner of the room; There was pile of rubbish at the bottom of the garden.
2. a large quantity, especially of money. He must have piles of money to own a car like that.
verb
to make a pile of (something); to put (something) in a pile. He piled the boxes on the table.
ˈpile-up noun
an accident or crash involving usually several vehicles. There has been a serious pile-up on the motorway, involving three cars and a lorry.
pile up
to make or become a pile; to accumulate. He piled up the earth at the end of the garden; The rubbish piled up in the kitchen.
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pile-up

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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