Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pile v.

1. to cost, to amount to [SE pile up].

[UK] ‘’Arry on the Road’ in Punch 9 Aug. 84/1: I started the day with two quid; so it piled pooty stiffish, dear boy.

2. usu. constr. with a prep., to move fast, e.g. pile off/on, pile in/out.

M.M. Mathews Ten Yrs in Nevada 234: They then said to him: ‘Pile in and git!’ He was quite willing, and did not wait for a second bidding.
[US]E. Hemingway letter 3 Mar. in Baker Sel. Letters (1981) 21: They didn’t recognize me [...] when I piled off the train.
[US]J. Tully Beggars of Life 149: Pile out o’ here.
[UK]K. Mackenzie Living Rough 105: I piled out in front of my joint as I thanked him for the ride.
[US]R.L. Bellem ‘Malibu Mess’ Dan Turner – Hollywood Detective Dec. [Internet] Pile out, dismiss your chauffeur, ankle inside the lobby and hang around maybe five minutes.
[US]O. Ferguson ‘Vocab. for Lakes, [etc.]’ AS XIX:2 108: To pile off is the general phrase for everybody getting to hell clear of that ship (after the pay-off), in a terrible hurry.
[US]H. McCoy Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye in Four Novels (1983) 117: They [...] hit me with their shoulders, knocking me back into the room, piling in after me.
[US] in E. Cray Erotic Muse (1992) 73: Next came a company of the Prince of Wales’ Hussars. / They piled into the whore houses and they packed along the bars.
[US](con. WWII) F.I. Gwaltney Heaven and Hell 20: I’d pile out of this jeep.
[NZ]G. Newbold Big Huey 24: They opened the doors of the police van and we piled out of the back.
[Aus]Penguin Bk of More Aus. Jokes 463: A bus full of tourists arrived in Kakadu. Everyone piled off.
[UK]N. Barlay Hooky Gear 12: Then come the artics, huntin an gatherin like they done since time. Since the origin of man theres been trucks pilin up the A1.
[UK]I. Welsh Decent Ride 113: Pilin up Easter Road n ah sees that new manager boy, him that came ower fae Dublin.

3. (US black/campus) to have sexual intercourse [one ‘makes a heap’].

[US](con. 1930s) R. Wright Lawd Today 33: And shucks, if they happen to come across a French woman, no matter how old she was, that was just too bad. Every soljer in the German army would pile her.
[US]C. Cooper Jr Farm (1968) 40: All I think you wanna do is pile Twister.
[US]Cressey & Ward Delinquency, Crime, and Social Process 806: You really get down with a broad. You want this girl, and this weed’s going to make you want to pile.
[US]E.E. Landy Underground Dict. (1972).
[US]E. Folb Runnin’ Down Some Lines 153: Expressions for intercourse, to grind, to pile, to mash the fat.
[US]P. Munro Sl. U.

4. (US campus) to laze about [one ‘makes a heap’].

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Apr. 3: pile – to lie around doing nothing: I think I’ll just pile around for the rest of the afternoon.

In phrases

pile in (v.) (also pile into, pile on(to))(orig. US)

1. to attack verbally.

[US]‘Mark Twain’ Tom Sawyer, Detective Ch. VI: But she busted in on him there and just piled into him and snowed him under.

2. to attack physically, to crash into, to get to work on, to take part in.

[UK]M. Roberts Western Avernus (1924) 33: They [...] asked us to sit down with them and pile in.
[US]Outing (N.Y.) XXIV 417/1: The dog [...] [will] never ‘pile onto’ any more bears [DA].
[US]U.B. Sinclair Jungle 183: Like as not a dozen [policemen] would pile on to him at once, and pound his face into a pulp.
[UK]Gem 21 Oct. 7: Blessed if I can see how I can pile in when you’re making such a blessed row.
[US]Van Loan ‘The Spotted Sheep’ Taking the Count 116: Pile right into him, boy!
[US]D. Hammett ‘One Hour’ Nightmare Town (2001) 260: They piled the car into him. It was sure death.
[US]M. Bodenheim Sixty Seconds 67: You pile into me when I’m rough and you wade in when I’m sorry for it.
[US]J.T. Farrell ‘Curbstone Philosophy’ in Short Stories (1937) 218: We piles in and we knocks de eight-ball for a goal and gives him de royal clouts.
[US](con. 1910s) J.T. Farrell Young Lonigan in Studs Lonigan (1936) 137: If anybody ever leaned on Kenny the whole gang would pile on him, and send him to the hospital.
[US]J.T. Farrell ‘The Fastest Runner’ in Amer. Dream Girl (1950) 16: If any kid would have picked on him, Tony would have piled into that kid.
[US] ‘Jimmie Tucker’ in G. Logsdon Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing (1995) 67: He grins and he points to the Double O roan, / That’s piled every puncher that ever rode alone.
[UK]A. Payne ‘All Mod Cons’ Minder [TV script] 26: She piles into Terry.
[UK]D. Jarman letter 24 May Smiling in Slow Motion (2000) 131: I’m piling into the Wittgenstein biography.
[US]E. Bunker Mr Blue 287: In seconds they would pile on and pull me off. If I’d had even two or three minutes I would have assaulted him.
[UK]Guardian 17 July 7: One of Tate’s friends [...] then ‘piled in’ to strike the helpless researcher.
[US]J. Stahl Plainclothes Naked (2002) 105: The Parakeet crowd [...] piled in to protect their own.
pile up (at) (v.)

(US) to end up (at), esp. of an evening out.

[US]W. Guthrie Bound for Glory (1969) 205: How come you piled up here sick?

SE in slang uses

In phrases

pile it higher and deeper (v.) (also Ph.D., shovel it higher and deeper)

(US) to boast, to lie.

[US]Maledicta 1 (Summer) 14: If he is fundamentally dishonest and a liar to boot, he [...] is shovelling or piling it higher and deeper (Ph.D.).
pile it on (v.)

1. to perform an act with greater intensity.

[UK]Leaves from Diary of Celebrated Burglar 97/1: On my looking over at Joe, I could read in his eye that he meant ‘besting’ him; so I ‘officed’ to him to pile it on thick and get through with the affair.
[US]W.T. Call Josh Hayseed in N.Y. 117: When you come to tell ’em that I pay any sech outrageous debts as that, you’re pilin’ it on too thick.
[UK]Sporting Times 26 Apr. 1/2: Pile it on Reve d’Or.
[Aus]J. Furphy Rigby’s Romance (1921) Ch. xi: [Internet] ‘Go ahead, pile it on!’ retorted Thompson, maliciously.
[UK]‘Doss Chiderdoss’ ‘They Begged To Differ’ Sporting Times 15 Apr. 1/3: She liked not the suggestions he / Advanced; she p’raps deemed them to be / A shade too stiff, and all agree / That nobody beats Mr. G / In piling it on stiffer.

2. to charge a high price.

[US]‘Mark Twain’ Life on the Mississippi (1914) 390: A rich man won’t have anything but your very best; and you can just pile it on, too – pile it on and sock it to him.