buildup
buildup uild"up, build-up uild-up . 1. the act of building up an accumulation.

Syn: build-up. [WordNet 1.5]

2. the events, such as advertising or publicity, causing increased interest in some coming event. The buildup to Superbowl XXIV was the most intense of the series. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • buildup — ☆ buildup or build up [bild′up΄ ] n. Informal 1. praise or favorable publicity, esp. when systematic and intended to make something popular, well known, etc. 2. a gradual increase in amount, power, influence, etc.; expansion [a military buildup] …   English World dictionary

  • Buildup — Buildup. См. Наращивание. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • buildup — 1927, accumulation of positive publicity, from BUILD (Cf. build) + UP (Cf. up). Of any accumulation (but especially military) from 1943 …   Etymology dictionary

  • buildup — [n] development; accumulation accretion, advertising, enlargement, escalation, expansion, gain, growth, heap, hype, increase, load, mass, plug, promotion, publicity, puff*, stack, stockpile, store; concepts 230,704,787 Ant. decrease, destruction …   New thesaurus

  • buildup — /bild up /, n. 1. a building up, as of military forces; increase in amount or number. 2. a process of growth; strengthening; development: the buildup of heavy industry. 3. an accumulation, as of a particular type of material: a buildup of salt… …   Universalium

  • buildup — build|up [ bıld,ʌp ] noun count usually singular 1. ) a gradual increase in the amount or level of something: The greenhouse effect is caused by the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. 2. ) the time before an event when people are… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • buildup — / bɪldʌp/ noun a gradual increase ● a buildup in sales or a sales buildup ● There will be a big publicity buildup before the launch of the new model. ● There has been a buildup of complaints about customer service …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • buildup — noun 1. the act of building up an accumulation (Freq. 3) I envied his rapid buildup of assets a military buildup in preparation for the invasion • Derivationally related forms: ↑build up • Hypernyms: ↑accumulation, ↑accrual …   Useful english dictionary

  • buildup — noun 1) the buildup of military strength Syn: increase, growth, expansion, escalation, development, proliferation 2) the buildup of carbon dioxide Syn: accumulation, accretion 3) the buildup for the World Cup …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • buildup — n. a military buildup * * * a military buildup …   Combinatory dictionary

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