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1. To enter into something in large numbers all at once, especially in a rough, disorderly fashion. We had Jake and all his friends pile in the van after their soccer practice. OK, everybody pile in, the train's doors won't stay open for long!
2. To gather and load a large number of people or things into something at once, especially in a rough, disorderly fashion. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pile" and "in." Any chance you can pile us in? Jake's car isn't starting. Here's my backpack—just go ahead and pile all those books in.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
pile in(to something)
to climb in or get in roughly. Okay, kids, pile in! The children piled into the car and slammed the door.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To enter something or some place in a disorderly mass or group: All six of us piled in the car. The subway doors opened and the passengers piled in.
2. To move some people into something or some place in a disorderly fashion: Pile the kids in the van and let's go. I opened the cellar door and piled the logs in. The truck is full and I don't think we can pile in any more rugs.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.