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  • 61build — 1. verb /bɪld/ a) to form by combining materials or parts b) to develop or give form to according to a plan or process Syn: construct, erect, create, build up, enlarge, increase …

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  • 62build up — phr verb Build up is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑anger, ↑backlog, ↑excitement, ↑gas, ↑heat, ↑momentum, ↑plaque, ↑pressure, ↑queue, ↑rage, ↑tension, ↑ …

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  • 63build — [OE] In common with a wide range of other English words, including bower, booth, and the – bour of neighbour, build comes ultimately from the Germanic base *bū ‘dwell’. A derivative of this, Germanic *buthlam, passed into Old English as bold,… …

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  • 64build\ up — v 1. To make out of separate pieces or layers; construct from parts. Johnny built up a fort out of large balls of snow. Lois built up a cake of three layers. 2. To cover over or fill up with buildings. The fields where Tom s father played as a… …

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  • 65build up to — PHRASAL VERB If you build up to something you want to do or say, you try to prepare people for it by starting to do it or introducing the subject gradually. [V P P n] Other actions we need to take may be more difficult, and we may have to build… …

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  • 66build — verb (past and past participle built) 1》 construct by putting parts or materials together.     ↘(build something in/into) incorporate something as a permanent part of. 2》 increase in size or intensity over time.     ↘(build on) use as a basis for …

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  • 67ˈbuild-ˌup — noun [C] 1) a gradual increase in the amount or level of something a build up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere[/ex] 2) the time before an event when people are preparing for it the build up to the wedding[/ex] …

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  • 68build-up — /ˈbɪld ʌp / (say bild up) noun 1. a gradual increase. 2. Military a concentration of troops, etc., for an offensive. 3. a publicity campaign on behalf of a person or a product. 4. (in northern Australia) the period just before the wet season when …

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  • 69build up — /ˌbɪld ʌp/ verb 1. to create something by adding pieces together ● She bought several shoe shops and gradually built up a chain. 2. to expand something gradually ● to build up a profitable business ● to build up a team of sales representatives …

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  • 70build — [OE] In common with a wide range of other English words, including bower, booth, and the – bour of neighbour, build comes ultimately from the Germanic base *bū ‘dwell’. A derivative of this, Germanic *buthlam, passed into Old English as bold,… …

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  • 71build — I. verb (built; building) Etymology: Middle English bilden, from Old English byldan; akin to Old English būan to dwell more at bower Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to form by ordering and uniting materials by gradual means into a… …

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  • 72build on — phr verb Build on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑expertise, ↑foundation, ↑lot, ↑site, ↑talent …

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  • 73build up to — phr verb Build up to is used with these nouns as the object: ↑climax …

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  • 74build up — Synonyms and related words: add to, advertise, agent provocateur, aggrandize, aggravate, amplify, annoy, assemble, augment, ballyhoo, bark, bill, bloat, blow up, boost, broaden, build, bulk, bulk out, bulletin, burlesque, caricature, carry too… …

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  • 75build — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. construct, make, fashion; erect; found. See form, production. n. physique, body. See building. Ant., demolish, raze. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To construct] Syn. erect, construct, frame, raise, rear,… …

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  • 76build up — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To increase] Syn. develop, strengthen, add to, expand; see develop 1 , grow 1 , increase 1 , strengthen . 2. [To make more deSirable or attractive] Syn. promote, talk up, magnify, boost; see advertise 2 , exaggerate , praise …

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  • 77build up — v. construct, build (something new); publicize, advertise, bring to the attention of the public, promote; intensify, strengthen, increase …

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  • 78build up — increase, raise    Talking with Rudy will build up your confidence. He s positive …

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  • 79build on — use as a basis for further development. → build …

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  • 80build on — we are now in a position to build on all the wonderful legwork that our staff has accomplished Syn: expand on, enlarge on, develop, elaborate, flesh out, embellish, amplify; refine, improve, perfect …

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