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  • 41build — v. & n. v.tr. (past and past. part. built) 1 a construct (a house, vehicle, fire, road, model, etc.) by putting parts or material together. b commission, finance, and oversee the building of (the council has built two new schools). 2 (often foll …

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  • 42build — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ average, medium ▪ lean (esp. AmE), slender, slight, slim, small, thin ▪ …

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  • 43build up — see build up 1) PHR V ERG If you build up something or if it builds up, it gradually becomes bigger, for example because more is added to it. [V P n (not pron)] The regime built up the largest army in Africa... [V P n (not pron)] The collection… …

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  • 44build — [[t]bɪld[/t]] v. built, build•ing, n. 1) to construct (esp. something complex) by assembling and joining parts or materials 2) to establish, increase, or strengthen (often fol. by up): to build a business[/ex] 3) to mold, form, or create: to… …

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  • 45build-up — noun 1 gradual increase ADJECTIVE ▪ gradual, slow ▪ steady ▪ rapid ▪ massive ▪ military …

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  • 46build — 1. verb 1) they were building a tree house Syn: construct, erect, put up, assemble; make, form, create, fashion, model, shape 2) they are building a business strategy Syn: establish …

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  • 47build in — phrasal verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms build in : present tense I/you/we/they build in he/she/it builds in present participle building in past tense built in past participle built in 1) to build something such as a piece of… …

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  • 48build-up — UK / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms build up : singular build up plural build ups 1) a gradual increase in the amount or level of something The greenhouse effect is caused by the build up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. 2)… …

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  • 49build up — UK US build up (sth) Phrasal Verb with build({{}}/bɪld/ verb (built, built) ► [I or T] to increase in quantity, or to add more of something so it increases in quantity: build up shares/stock/wealth »At this time of year, stores are building up… …

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  • 50build up — v. 1) (D; tr.) to build up into (they built him up into a huge success) 2) (D; intr.) to build up to (the tension built up to a climax) * * * [ bɪld ʌp] (D; intr.) to build up to (the tension built up to a climax) (D; tr.) to build up into (they… …

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  • 51build-up — noun 1 (uncountable singular) an increase over a period of time: a heavy build up of traffic on the motorway 2 (C) a description of someone or something in which you say they are very special or important: give sb a big build up: The presenter… …

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  • 52Build — Als Build [bɪld] (engl. für bauen, erstellen) bezeichnet man in der Informatik eine bestimmte Version oder auch eine bestimmte Variante einer Software, siehe Versionsnummer den Erstellungsvorgang einer bestimmten Version einer Software, ggf. in… …

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  • 53build — Synonyms and related words: Platonic form, Platonic idea, add to, aesthetic form, aggrandize, amplify, anatomy, archetype, architectonics, architecture, arrangement, art form, assemble, augment, base, bloat, blow up, bod, body, body build, boost …

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  • 54build — 1. verb Syn: construct, erect, put up, assemble, make, create, fashion, model, shape Ant: demolish, dismantle 2. noun a man of slim build Syn: physique, frame, body …

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  • 55build up to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms build up to : present tense I/you/we/they build up to he/she/it builds up to present participle building up to past tense built up to past participle built up to build up to something to gradually prepare… …

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  • 56build — see fools build houses and wise men live in them where God builds a church, the devil will build a chapel it is easier to pull down than to build up Rome was not built in a day …

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  • 57build-up — n 1 a build up of fat enlargement, expansion, development, increase, gain, growth, accumulation, escalation FORMAL accretion 2 build up of nuclear weapons accumulation, mass, load, heap, stack, drift, store, stockpile …

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  • 58build-up — 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… …

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  • 59build up — verb a) To accumulate, to pile up, to increase in stages Ever since the secretary left, the letters in my inbox have started to build up. b) To strengthen They had to build up their fortress to protect …

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  • 60build in — verb /bɪldˈɪn/ a) to add components to a larger entity without interfering with the purpose or functionality of the larger entity b) to build something in the interior of an entity Syn: build into …

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