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  • 21build up — index accrue (increase), accumulate (enlarge), aggregate, compound, consolidate (strengthen) …

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  • 22build-up — index augmentation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 23build — late O.E. byldan construct a house, verb form of bold house, from P.Gmc. *buthlam (Cf. O.Fris. bodel building, house ), from PIE *bhu to dwell, from root *bheue to be, exist, grow (see BE (Cf. be)). Rare in O.E.; in M.E. it won out over more… …

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  • 24build on — build up, gradually add to (a building or existing accomplishments); expand gradually, broaden …

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  • 25build on — (something) to add another thing to something that already exists. In his new book he builds on his own discoveries, and he builds on current theory. The president is building upon the extraordinary commitment to volunteerism Americans have …

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  • 26build up — [v] amplify, advertise add to, boost, develop, enhance, expand, extend, fortify, heighten, hype, improve, increase, intensify, plug*, promote, publicize, puff*, reinforce, spotlight, strengthen; concepts 236,245,266 Ant. lessen, let down, play… …

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  • 27build-up — ► NOUN 1) a gradual accumulation. 2) a period of excitement and preparation before an event …

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  • 28build|er — «BIHL duhr», noun. 1. a person or animal that builds. 2. a person whose business is constructing buildings or other structures. 3. an abrasive or filler used with a soap or detergent …

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  • 29build — build1 W1S1 [bıld] v past tense and past participle built [bılt] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(make something)¦ 2¦(make something develop)¦ 3 be built of something 4¦(feeling)¦ 5 build bridges Phrasal verbs  build something around something  build… …

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  • 30build — build1 [ bıld ] (past tense and past participle built [ bılt ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to make a building or other large structure by putting its parts together: Do you know when this house was built? They re building a new… …

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  • 31build — [[t]bɪ̱ld[/t]] ♦ builds, building, built 1) VERB If you build something, you make it by joining things together. [V n] Developers are now proposing to build a hotel on the site... [V n] The house was built in the early 19th century …

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  • 32build — 1 /bIld/ verb past tense and past participle built /bIlt/ 1 MAKE STH (I, T) to make something, especially a building or something large: Are they going to build on this land? | build sb sth: Nick said he d build us a fitted wardrobe. 2 MAKE STH… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 33build — I UK [bɪld] / US verb Word forms build : present tense I/you/we/they build he/she/it builds present participle building past tense built UK [bɪlt] / US past participle built *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to make a building or other large… …

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  • 34build — [c]/bɪld / (say bild) verb (built or, Archaic, builded, building) –verb (t) 1. to construct (something relatively complex) by assembling and combining parts: build a house; build an empire. 2. to establish, increase, and strengthen: to build a… …

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  • 35build up — verb 1. enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages (Freq. 7) build up your savings • Derivationally related forms: ↑buildup • Hypernyms: ↑increase • Verb Frames: Somebody s some …

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  • 36build*/*/*/ — [bɪld] (past tense and past participle built [bɪlt] ) verb I 1) [I/T] to make a building or other large structure by putting its parts together Do you know when this house was built?[/ex] They re building a new bridge over the river.[/ex] The… …

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  • 37build — buildable, adj. /bild/, v., built or (Archaic) builded; building; n. v.t. 1. to construct (esp. something complex) by assembling and joining parts or materials: to build a house. 2. to establish, increase, or strengthen (often fol. by up): to… …

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  • 38build up — phrasal verb Word forms build up : present tense I/you/we/they build up he/she/it builds up present participle building up past tense built up past participle built up 1) [intransitive/transitive] same as build I, 3) Don t allow resentment to… …

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  • 39build — I n. figure a heavy; slight; slim; stocky; sturdy build II v. 1) (C) they built a new library for us; or: they built us a new library 2) (D; tr.) to build into (he built cupboards into the walls) 3) (D; tr.) to build on (to build a relationship… …

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  • 40build on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms build on : present tense I/you/we/they build on he/she/it builds on present participle building on past tense built on past participle built on 1) build on or build onto build something on/onto something to… …

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