nouninformal North American
1A disorderly heap of people formed around one person on whom the others jump.
- ‘he was mobbed by his teammates in a dogpile near mid-court’
- 1.1A situation in which criticism or abuse is directed at a person or group from multiple sources.
- ‘the mere suggestion is of course enough to warrant a tabloid dogpile’
- ‘when you have all three opposition parties, it turns into a dogpile on the government’
2A lump of dog excrement.
- ‘I could spot a number of dogpiles in the sand’
verbinformal North American
1(of a number of people) jump on top of another person or one another so as to form a disorderly heap.
- ‘the players poured out of the dugout to dogpile on Wright at second base’
- ‘the girls regularly tussle and dogpile each other’
- 1.1(of a number of people) join in directing critical or abusive comments at another person or group.
- ‘why do I continue to read endless editorials dogpiling on him after his recent election loss?’
- ‘those who disagree with the points raised get dogpiled and censored’
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