Origin of pileup
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How to use pileup in a sentence
The unprecedented pileup could strain global supply chains that are already stressed by the coronavirus pandemic.Piracy fears mount as ships take long way around Africa to avoid blocked Suez Canal|Sudarsan Raghavan, Antonia Noori Farzan|March 26, 2021|Washington Post
Even light ice accumulations can cause significant travel disruptions, as with the deadly 100-car pileup in Fort Worth on Thursday morning.Snow expected tonight, mainly south of D.C., before possible ice on Saturday|Jason Samenow, Wes Junker|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Harbaugh was angry at the officials, believing that Steelers defenders illegally stalled during the pileup of players following a second-and-goal running play by the Ravens, who were out of timeouts.
Coach John Harbaugh was angry at the officials, believing that Steelers defenders illegally stalled during the pileup of players following a second-and-goal running play.
He saw an opening for clear, unambiguous and replicable measurements that could rigorously test hypotheses and perhaps chip away at the theoretical pileup that Allesina laments.A Physicist’s Approach to Biology Brings Ecological Insights|Gabriel Popkin|October 13, 2020|Quanta Magazine
British Dictionary definitions for pileup
Other Idioms and Phrases with pileup
Accumulate, as in The leaves piled up in the yard, or He piled up a huge fortune. In this idiom pile means “form a heap or mass of something.” [Mid-1800s]
Be involved in a crash, as in When the police arrived, at least four cars had piled up. [Late 1800s]