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Idiom of the week – Pile up

Posted by englishlessons on February 3, 2014

Definition:

accumulate

Examples:

Problems with this project have been piling up since the office manager resigned.

Messages piled up in her email account while she was on vacation.

Picture it:

Picture papers piling up on a desk.

TOEFL® Tip:

Note that “pile up” is a phrasal verb. Phrasal verbs are included on the TOEFL® test as they are so frequent in English.

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