[ dawg-pahyl, dog ]
/ ˈdɔgˌpaɪl, ˈdɒg /
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a number of people throwing themselves on top of one another, as in a brawl or a celebration of victory: Frank hauls in the pass just after crossing the goal line, ending up under a dogpile of his teammates in the end zone.
a flurry of critical or negative comments about someone or something by a large number of people: Take a perfectly reputable person, find a weakness, convince others to join the dogpile against them, and pretty soon you destroy them.
any large, rapid, or disorderly accumulation: There’s no way anybody can stay abreast of the dogpile of updates the average user receives daily.
verb (used with or without object)
to join or form a jumble of people throwing themselves on top of (someone), as in a brawl or a celebration of victory: Several of the club’s bouncers dogpiled on my hapless brother.Players dogpiled the young hero after his last-minute winning goal.
to join with others in a flurry of critical or negative comments about (someone or something): It’s my first post here, so don't dogpile me!Not to dogpile on you, kiddo, but I agree—you were the one who started it all with the sarcasm.
to load (someone or something) to the limit: When programming, don’t try to dogpile too many operations into one component of the application.Political attention will sometimes dogpile onto a single issue.
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