Translation of build up in Spanish:
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (make bigger, stronger)(muscles)to build up one's strength1.2 (accumulate)fortalecerse(supplies/experience)(reserves)they are building up their forces in the area1.3 (develop)están intensificando su presencia militar en la zona(reputation)forjarse(confidence)(speed)to build up one's hopesagarrar or (Spain) cogerto build up the tensionhacerse ilusionesthey've built up a strong friendshiphacer que la tensión vaya en aumentohe built the firm up from nothingse han hecho muy amigos1.4 (praise) [colloquial]levantó la empresa de la nadathey build you up and then they knock you downponer por las nubes [colloquial]he was built up to be the next world championte ponen por las nubes y luego te echan por tierra [colloquial]llegaron a decir que sería el próximo campeón mundial
- 2verb + adverb 2.1 (accumulate)(dirt)their debts had built upacumularsejuntarseirse acumulando or juntando2.2 (increase, develop)sus deudas se habían ido acumulando(pressure/noise)his resentment had built upir en aumentoto build uphabía ido acumulando rencor
tosomethingthe tension builds up to a climaxI think he's building up to a nervous breakdownla tensión va en aumento hasta llegar a un punto culminante2.3 (grow up)creo que va camino de una crisis nerviosa(town/settlement)
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