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  • n. A mound of people, especially people who are fighting or celebrating.
  • n. Any indiscriminate jumble of things.
  • v. To jump on top of someone, usually in a group.
  • v. To pile on or overwhelm, such as with criticism or praise.


From dog +‎ pile, from analogy with a group of dogs sleeping in a pile. (Wiktionary)



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  • To leap on top of someone, of groups of people, or individuals.

    July 11, 2009