Slang. an automobile, especially a dilapidated one.
to gather, put, or cast in a heap; pile (often followed by up, on, together, etc.).
to accumulate or amass (often followed by up or together): to heap up riches.
to give, assign, or bestow in great quantity; load (often followed by on or upon): to heap blessings upon someone; to heap someone with work.
to load, supply, or fill abundantly: to heap a plate with food.
to become heaped or piled, as sand or snow; rise in a heap or heaps (often followed by up).
Idioms about heap
- heaper, noun
- heapy, adjective
- o·ver·heap, verb (used with object)
- un·heaped, adjective
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How to use heap in a sentence
Your toxic beliefs will be thrown into the ash heap of history.Congress members under siege in Capitol tweet their shock and frustration | Danielle Abril | January 6, 2021 | Fortune
In contrast to the dizzying heap of connections in real brains, DNNs typically connect different brain areas in a simple chain, from one “layer” to the next.An Existential Crisis in Neuroscience - Issue 94: Evolving | Grigori Guitchounts | December 30, 2020 | Nautilus
Just around the corner from the VA hospital where Cline worked, families huddled maskless and gabbed over heaps of pasta at the local Olive Garden.“Those of Us Who Don’t Die Are Going to Quit”: A Crush of Patients, Dwindling Supplies and the Nurse Who Lost Hope | by J. David McSwane | December 30, 2020 | ProPublica
Then heap leaves, grasses, palm fronds, or any other vegetation that is available on top.Winter survival shelters you should know how to build | By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life | December 21, 2020 | Popular-Science
A month later, the name was finally tossed into the trash heap of sports history.Before sports get credit for doing the right thing, remember how long it took to get there | Kevin Blackistone | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
And they said that the blame for managing foreign policy crises can hardly be heaped on the departing secretary.Hagel Takes a Bullet for Obama: Inside the Defense Secretary’s Sudden Firing | Shane Harris, Tim Mak | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A mound of flowers to those killed by real bullets is heaped in a memorial on the road to the parliament.
Most of America cheered and the NFL outwardly heaped on the praise with a glowing public statement.
For a little balance, people can try the Cinnabon Delights – i.e. little donuts heaped with frosting.
One imagines that the latest pope, a Jesuit, is familiar with the centuries of calumny that have been heaped upon his forebears.
Adequate conception of the extent, the variety, the excellence of the works of Art here heaped together is impossible.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
The fire had been heaped over with earth—to screen it from prying eyes, I suppose, while the good work went on.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Broken crocks should be strewn upon the tray, and on to this is heaped peaty soil mixed with sand.How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
They soon had a large pile heaped up in the middle of the road which led through the forest.The Nursery, July 1873, Vol. XIV. No. 1 | Various
He was lying, bruised and shaken, among the heaped-up débris of a ruined building.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for heap
a collection of articles or mass of material gathered together in one place
(often plural usually foll by of) informal a large number or quantity
give them heaps Australian slang to contend strenuously with an opposing sporting team
give it heaps NZ slang to try very hard
informal a place or thing that is very old, untidy, unreliable, etc: the car was a heap
heaps (intensifier): he said he was feeling heaps better
(often foll by up or together) to collect or be collected into or as if into a heap or pile: to heap up wealth
(tr; often foll by with, on, or upon) to load or supply (with) abundantly: to heap with riches
- heaper, noun
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