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heap / montón
heap   [hi:p]
A. -noun
1. (=pile)   montónoun (m),   pila (f)
·her clothes lay in a heap on the floor
·su ropa estaba amontonada en el suelo
2. (figurative)
*   montónoun (m) / montónoun masculine (f)
·a whole heap of trouble
un montónoun de disgustos *
·a whole heap of people   un montónoun de gente *,   muchísima gente
3. *
(=old car)   cacharro (m) / cacharro masculine (f)
B. -transitive verb   also to heap up
[+stones etcetera]   amontonar,   apilar
[+bricks, coal]   amontonar   (onto   sobre)
·to heap something together
·juntar algo en un montónoun
·to heap a plate with food
·colmar un plato de comida
·to heap favours/praise on somebody
·colmar a somebody, someone de favores/elogios
·heaped tablespoonful
(culinary, cooking )   cucharada (f) colmada
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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