Meaning of in a heap in English:

in a heap

Translate in a heap into Spanish


  • With the body completely limp.

    ‘he landed in a heap at the bottom of the stairs’
    • ‘In a freak accident, Barry went down in a heap outside his own penalty area and took no further part in the match.’
    • ‘Down through a basement I fell and landed in a heap in a dank tunnel.’
    • ‘They grab hold of each other and finally collapse in a heap, out of exhaustion.’
    • ‘As soon as the Colonel was out of sight the troops collapsed in a heap and began swigging from their flasks.’
    • ‘His legs, unused to the exertion, could take no more: as they buckled Emu fell in a heap in the middle of the road.’
    • ‘They play France at Twickenham, where the French usually collapse in a heap.’
    • ‘Last Saturday we got the granddaughters to bed, made supper, tidied up then collapsed in a heap on the sofa.’
    • ‘Apparently, what you don't do is curl up in a heap, giving way to self pity.’
    • ‘I tripped on the last step in the mad dash for the ground floor and ended up in a heap on the cotton mass on the ground.’
    • ‘After completing their monologues, the cast collapse in a heap on the stage.’