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Definition of stack verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stack
    he / she / it stacks
    past simple stacked
    -ing form stacking
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] stack (something) (up) to arrange objects neatly in a pile; to be arranged in this way to stack boxes logs stacked up against a wall Do these chairs stack? stacking chairs
  2. 2[transitive] stack something (with something) to fill something with piles of things They were busy stacking the shelves with goods.
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] stack (something) (up) if aircraft stack (up) or are stacked (up) over an airport, there are several flying around waiting for their turn to land
  4. Idioms
    stack it (informal)
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    to fall over or off something, especially in a way that makes you look silly and makes other people laugh I tried a spin on the ice and stacked it. My heel got caught and I almost stacked it.
    Phrasal Verbsstack up
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stack