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She sorted her clothes into neat piles.
a pile of books and papers
The garbage lay in piles on the street.
The old house had been demolished, and there was nothing left but a pile of bricks.
I have to do piles of work before lunchtime.
He made a pile from his investments.
Welfare cuts have reduced the income of those at the bottom of the pile.
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a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a large cake decorated or filled with sweet foods such as fruit, cream, and chocolate
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
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American definition of pile from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.