• To arrange in a stack, or to add to an existing stack.
  • To arrange the cards in a deck in a particular manner.
  • To take all the money another player currently has on the table.
  • To deliberately distort the composition of (an assembly, committee, etc.).
  • To crash; to fall.
  • To operate cumulatively.
  • To place (aircraft) into a holding pattern.
  • To collect precious metal in the form of various small objects such as coins and bars.
  • To have excessive ink transfer.


  • From Middle English stack, stacke, stakke, stak, from Old Norse stakkr ("a barn; haystack; heap; pile"), from Proto-Germanic *stakkaz ("a barn; rick; haystack"), from Proto-Indo-European *steg- ("pole; rod; stick; stake"). Cognate with Icelandic stakkur ("stack"), Swedish stack ("stack"), Danish stak ("stack"), Norwegian stakk ("stack"). Related to stake and sauna.

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