With Tebow, Sanchez, and all the drama surrounding the Jets, pundits are piling on Rex Ryan for turning his team into a ‘circus.’
But the students chanced it, piling into three buses for the dangerous journey back home.
Plus, Terry Greene Sterling on how Obama's piling on Arizona, and Robert Shrum on why Romney loses.
“People were just piling it on their plates,” Safarzadeh said.
The reporting errors out of Boston after the marathon blasts are piling up—and so is the finger-wagging on Twitter.
The mob dragged the furniture out into the fields, and piling it up fire was applied, and the whole was soon in a blaze.
Why are they piling up goods in the warehouse and not trying to sell?
Traffic was slowing down and piling up despite the half-mile wide lanes.
She began hurriedly to remove the contents, piling them about her upon the floor.
piling reproach after reproach upon himself, he added adultery to his brutality.
"mass, heap," early 15c., originally "pillar, pier of a bridge," from Middle French pile and directly from Latin pila "stone barrier, pillar, pier" (see pillar). Sense development in Latin from "pier, harbor wall of stones," to "something heaped up." In English, sense of "heap of things" is attested from mid-15c. (the verb in this sense is recorded from mid-14c.). The meaning "large building" (late 14c.) is probably the same word.
"heavy pointed beam," from Old English pil "stake," also "arrow," from Latin pilum heavy javelin of the Roman foot soldier, literally "pestle" (source of Old Norse pila, Old High German pfil, German Pfeil "arrow"), of uncertain origin.
"soft, raised surface upon cloth," mid-14c., "downy plumage," from Anglo-French pyle or Middle Dutch pijl, both from Latin pilus "a hair" (source of Italian pelo, Old French pel). Phonological evidence rules out transmission of the English word via Old French cognate peil, poil. Meaning "nap upon cloth" is from 1560s.
"to heap up," mid-14c.; see pile (n.1). Related: Piled; piling. Figurative verbal expression pile on "attack vigorously, attack en masse," is from 1894, American English.
To dash; run; thrust oneself: I piled after her hell to split (1948+)