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

     

    heap

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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.
  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 somebody heap A on B He heaped praise on his team. heap B with A He heaped his team with praise.
  4. Word Origin Old English hēap (noun), hēapian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hoop and German Haufen.Idioms
    pour/heap scorn on somebody/something
     
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    to speak about somebody/something in a way that shows that you do not respect them or have a good opinion of them
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: heap