Translation of build up in Spanish:

build up

  • 1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 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 (Esp) 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 [familiar/colloquial] they build you up and then they knock you down te ponen por las nubes y luego te echan por tierra [familiar/colloquial] he was built up to be the next world champion llegaron a decir que sería el próximo campeón mundial
  • 2v + adv 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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