transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado built)
- 1.1 (construct, make) [house] construir*, edificar*, hacer*; [bridge/road] construir*; [wall] construir*, levantar, hacer*; [nest] hacer*; [fire] hacer*, preparar; [car] fabricar*; [ship] construir* to build sth
out ofsth construir* ( or hacer* etc) algo conalgoMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (establish, develop) [career] forjarse; [empire] levantar, construir* he tried to build a new life in America intentó empezar de nuevo en América she built the company from nothing levantó la empresa de la nada
- A swarm of bees cooperates to construct a hive. Humans group together to build towns, cities, and nations.
- They were fun, but what I remember was that Papa got down on the floor with me and we built things together.
- A small fort was built out of the material of the stranded vessel and a crew left in charge of it to start a small settlement on the island.
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- The $1 million facility was built and financed by the town and is being leased by Mediplan.
- Mrs Jones said that at the moment the PCT would not be able to finance the cost of building a new facility.
- It's hopeless for the Housing Commission to build estates of this kind.
- Mr Hussain built up the business when he took over in April last year after a previous arson attack caused £500,000 of damage.
- The prize-winning herd, established in 1964, was built up to 70 cows, plus followers.
- Scots settled across the Empire as it developed and built up their own communities such as Dunedin in New Zealand.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado built)
- 1.1 (erect buildings) edificar* 1.2 (increase) [tension/pressure] aumentarMore example sentences
- Kenmare Golf Club has built up a strong and solid reputation over the years.
- The track built up the anticipation before bouncing around and around the Jazz Café's walls and into the ears.
- On the afternoon of 4 November 1973, intense thunderstorms built up west of Brisbane.
- 1 countable/numerable (body proportions) complexión (feminine) with a slim/an athletic build de complexión delgada/atlética the build of a swimmer el físico de un nadador
- 3 uncountable/no numerable (construction) construcción (feminine)
build inverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento incorporar see also built-in
build onverb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento agregar* the kitchen was built on later la cocina se agregó más tarde
build up verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (make bigger, stronger) [muscles] fortalecer* to build up one's strength fortalecerse* 1.2 (accumulate) [supplies/experience] acumular; [reserves] acrecentar* they are building up their forces in the area están intensificando su presencia militar en la zona 1.3 (develop) [reputation] forjarse; [confidence] desarrollar; [speed] agarrar or (Spain/España) coger* to build up one's hopes hacerse* ilusiones to build up the tension hacer* que la tensión vaya en aumento they've built up a strong friendship se han hecho muy amigos he built the firm up from nothing levantó la empresa de la nada 1.4 (praise) [colloquial/familiar] poner* por las nubes [colloquial/familiar] they build you up and then they knock you down te ponen por las nubes y luego te echan por tierra [colloquial/familiar] he was built up to be the next world champion llegaron a decir que sería el próximo campeón mundial 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 (accumulate) [dirt] acumularse, juntarse, irse* acumulando or juntando their debts had built up sus deudas se habían ido acumulando 2.2 (increase, develop) [pressure/noise] ir* en aumento his resentment had built up había ido acumulando rencorto build up
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