There are 2 translations of build in Spanish:

build1

Pronunciation: /bɪld/

vt (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 of sth construir* ( or hacer* etc) algo con algo
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    • 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.
    1.2 (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
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    • 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.

vi (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado built)

  • 1.1 (erect buildings) edificar* 1.2 (increase) [tension/pressure] aumentar
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    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

build in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
incorporar see also built-in

build on

verb + 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 to sth the tension builds up to a climax la tensión va en aumento hasta llegar a un punto culminante I think he's building up to a nervous breakdown creo que va camino de una crisis nerviosa 2.3 (grow up) [town/settlement] crecer*

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There are 2 translations of build in Spanish:

build2

n

  • 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
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    • Katherine is described as 5ft 4ins tall and of slim build, with shoulder length brown hair and blue eyes.
    • Judging by their build and scarred bodies, they had definitely seen a few fights in an earlier life.
    • Shymala enjoys the facility and vivacity frequently seen in small dancers, tidy in build, ideally proportioned.
  • 2 countable/numerable [Computing/Informática] (version of a program) generación (feminine), compilación (feminine), build (masculine)
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    • For workstations, standard system builds or images with commonly used software should be established for groups of users.
    • They have slightly different builds and firmware, and they work differently.
    • Both provide native builds and clear, intuitive installers.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable (construction) construcción (feminine)
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    • Reliability shouldn't be a problem either, the manufacturer having a good build quality these days.
    • On the build quality front, though, they're all square and both are excellent.
    • The public have realised that the build quality on the cars is high and that the prices give them great value for money.

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Cultural fact of the day

The PAN (Partido de Acción Nacional) is the political party that won the Mexican general elections in 2000, breaking the Partido Revolucional Institucional's record of 71 years in power. PRI - Partido Revolucionario InstitucionalPAN was founded in 1939 as a conservative alternative to President, Lázaro Cárdenas. It presents an image of being a defender of popular causes, but takes an individualistic approach to matters of education and property. Its traditional policies include limiting state intervention in the economy to a minimum and bringing about a greater rapprochement between the government and the church.