- 1(Of an area) densely covered by buildings: he steered the stricken aircraft away from the built-up area although the centre of Funchal is very built-up, there is still a lot of green land around the cityMore example sentences
- ‘They've built a lot of houses in the time we lived here and the place has changed quite dramatically, so from being right on the edge of town we are in quite a built-up area now,’ says Mike Burton, who moved into the area nine years ago.
- Every soldier's nightmare is fighting in a built-up area.
- Parkwood Street is a built-up area where many children play.
- 2Increased in height by the addition of parts: shoes with built-up heelsMore example sentences
- The built-up roof's membrane is generally thicker and stronger compared to most other roofing options with its multiple layers and gravel surfacing.
- Designs in which any type of built-up platform (other than the bed platform) is raised off the floor are not allowed.
- 2.1(Of a feeling) increasing in intensity over a period of time: built-up frustrationMore example sentences
- The more passionate scenes involve Bo and Vic, whose built-up frustrations and resentment towards each other explode in an angry fight at Patsy's bedside.
- I think that there's a lot of built-up resentment over the bad movies.
- It seemed that years of built-up anger and frustration had erupted.
More definitions of built-upDefinition of built-up in:
- The US English dictionary