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
More than eight times as much end up in the trash heap as in 1970, EPA data show.
Fans could get into the game for 98 cents if they brought a disco album to add to a heap that was to be blown to smithereens in the outfield.In HBO’s magnificent Bee Gees documentary, broken hearts — and icon status — can finally be mended | Hank Stuever | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
The search for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe is overHere’s how our competitors stacked up, beginning at the bottom of the heap.Who makes the best chocolate chip cookie? We tasted 14 top brands and ranked them. | Matt Brooks | December 4, 2020 | Washington Post
Mystifying contamination appeared at every turn, relegating tests to the trash heap.
Somewhere deep in the psycho-spiritual compost heap of his dream world, Stamets metabolized an old radical mycological solution into a new one.The Fungal Evangelist Who Would Save the Bees - Issue 90: Something Green | Merlin Sheldrake | September 23, 2020 | Nautilus
The clip received heaps of Internet criticism after it went viral, and has since been pulled down from state channels.Hitler is Huge in Thailand: Chicken Joints, T-Shirts, and A Govt.-Issued Propaganda Video | Marlow Stern | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hanauer has been making the same case for years, drawing heaps of both praise and scorn.
Stacked next to his Catalogue of Expert Witnesses are heaps of anti-heavy-metal pamphlets.
They were piled in heaps inside homes, stored in overflowing baskets, and stacked in pyramids as high as children.
Yes, you may be saying to yourself, “I vaguely recall that name from heaps of media coverage several lifetimes ago.”
There'll be heaps uh fun in the Cypress Hills country when they get t' runnin' the whisky-jacks out.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Thet's ther way they air raised; I allow white folks might take a lesson on 'em, in thet; 'n' in heaps uv other things tew.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
But, underfoot, beyond question, lay nothing but the broken heaps of stones that betokened a building long since crumbled to dust.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
It is likewise formed daring the decay of animal and vegetable matters, and is consequently evolved from dung and compost heaps.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry | Thomas Anderson
A crust of bread and clear air are far preferable to luxuries enveloped in clouds of smoke and heaps of filth.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
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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