- 1heap something (up) to put things in an untidy pile Rocks were heaped up on the side of the road. She looked at the vegetables heaped on the table.
- 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.
- 3to give a lot of something such as praise or criticism to somebody heap A on B He heaped praise on his team. heap B with A He heaped his team with praise. Word Origin Old English hēap (noun), hēapian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hoop and German Haufen.Idioms to speak about somebody/something in a way that shows that you do not respect them or have a good opinion of them
BrE BrE//hiːp//; NAmE NAmE//hiːp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they heap
BrE BrE//hiːp//; NAmE NAmE//hiːp//he / she / it heaps
BrE BrE//hiːps//; NAmE NAmE//hiːps//past simple heaped
BrE BrE//hiːpt//; NAmE NAmE//hiːpt//past participle heaped
BrE BrE//hiːpt//; NAmE NAmE//hiːpt//-ing form heaping
BrE BrE//ˈhiːpɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈhiːpɪŋ//