American English

Definition of heap verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they heap
    he / she / it heaps
    past simple heaped
    -ing form heaping
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  1. 1heap something (up) to put things in an messy pile Rocks were heaped up on the side of the road. She looked at the vegetables heaped on the table.
  2. 2to put a lot of something in a pile on something heap A on B She heaped food on my plate. heap B with A She heaped my plate with food.
  3. 3to give a lot of something such as praise or criticism to someone heap A on B He heaped praise on his team. heap B with A He heaped his team with praise.
  4. Idioms
    pour/heap scorn on somebody/something
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    to speak about someone or something in a way that shows that you do not respect them or have a good opinion of them
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: heap