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  • n. Plural form of heap.
  • n. A large amount.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of heap.
  • adv. Very much, a lot

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a large quantity. See heap, senses 2 and 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large number or amount
  • adv. very much


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