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pile up

verb (adverb)
1.
to gather or be gathered in a pile; accumulate
2.
(informal) to crash or cause to crash
noun
3.
(informal) a multiple collision of vehicles
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Word Origin and History for pile-up
n.

"multi-vehicle crash," 1929, from verbal phrase pile up, which is from 1849 as "accumulate," 1899 as "to wreck in a heap" (see pile (v.)).

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