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Definition of stockpile verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stockpile

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈstɒkpaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːkpaɪl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stockpile
BrE BrE//ˈstɒkpaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːkpaɪl//
 
he / she / it stockpiles
BrE BrE//ˈstɒkpaɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːkpaɪlz//
 
past simple stockpiled
BrE BrE//ˈstɒkpaɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːkpaɪld//
 
past participle stockpiled
BrE BrE//ˈstɒkpaɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːkpaɪld//
 
-ing form stockpiling
BrE BrE//ˈstɒkpaɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːkpaɪlɪŋ//
 
 
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stockpile something to collect and keep a large supply of something to stockpile foodExtra examples Consumers began to stockpile fuel amid fears of a shortage. Neighbouring countries have accused them of producing and stockpiling biological weapons. Officials warn that the stockpiled food may spoil.
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