Definition of rebuild in English:

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Pronunciation: /riːˈbɪld/

verb (past and past participle rebuilt)

[with object]
Build (something) again after it has been damaged or destroyed: after the earthquake people set about rebuilding their homes figurative we try to help them rebuild their lives
More example sentences
  • The garage belongs to a family in nearby Church Road, who rebuilt it as a double garage just two years ago.
  • He has never rebuilt the confidence which his father unintentionally destroyed in childhood.
  • Once the place is rebuilt, cleaned and sorted, viewers of the show can holiday there.


1An instance of rebuilding: the Trust have recognized the hard work of all who were involved in this daunting rebuild
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  • It is always cheaper to pay now rather than later, so it became a case of doing a preventative total rebuild on everything.
  • I have seen the results of some good rebuild programs and, unfortunately, some bad ones.
  • When we found this out we took major action, developing a 20-year rebuild strategy.
1.1A thing that has been rebuilt, especially a vehicle or other machine: the rebuilds include a number of Delage cars
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  • They had several original Enigma machines, and the better part of a rebuild of Colossus, the first ever electronic computer.
  • In fact, we almost always recommend factory rebuilds for our customers nowadays - in part, for this very reason.



Example sentences
  • The PFP - 2 is 100 percent rebuildable, boasts a 160-psi max pressure output and uses an oversize cast alloy base with a three-point design for superior stability.
  • Blackburn's Frame Pump comes in three lengths, from 16.5 to 22 inches, and is made with a tough aluminum body and rebuildable internals.
  • The business of compiling from source, installing or fidgeting with rebuildable source RPMs has never been for the faint-of-heart.


Example sentences
  • The most phlegmatic, untroubled rebuilder of wobbling innings in the world today, the 35-year-old left hander shrugged off every ball that gloved him and every one that scuttled.
  • Do you have any suggestions on how to tell a good rebuilder from a not-so-good one?
  • I met fuel-injection-pump rebuilders who knew the gross margins of every nozzle and pump they produced.

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