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noun [countable]     heap pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a large pile of something, especially an untidy pile

    a rubbish heap

    heap of:

    The bomb had reduced the building to a heap of rubble.

    be in a heap:

    His clothes were in a crumpled heap on the floor.

    in heaps:

    The magazines were stacked in heaps on the table.

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  2. 2
    informal a car that is in very bad condition


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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