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a pile; a mass; heap; stack
to build by laying bricks or stones
simp. and trad.
(堆砌)

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堆砌

  1. to pile up something in order to build something; to build (by stacking up)
    孩子海灘沙子堆砌城堡 [MSC, trad.]
    孩子海滩沙子堆砌城堡 [MSC, simp.]
    Háizi men zài hǎitān biān yòng shāzi duīqì chéngbǎo. [Pinyin]
    The children are building sandcastles on the beach.
  2. (figuratively, derogatory) to fill one's writing with florid and fancy phrases such as purple prose