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build British & World English

Construct (something) by putting parts or material together

build English Thesaurus

a small supermarket had been built

build-up British & World English

A gradual accumulation or increase, typically of something negative that leads to a problem

new build British & World English

The construction of new houses or other buildings

build-up English Thesaurus

the build-up of military strength

build-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

self-build British & World English

The building of homes by their owners

build bridges British & World English

Promote friendly relations between groups

build on in build British & World English

Use as a basis for further development

build one's hopes up British & World English

Become ever more hopeful or optimistic about something

build something in/into in build British & World English

Incorporate something and make it a permanent part of a structure, system, or situation

rebuild British & World English

Build (something) again after it has been damaged or destroyed

build bridges in bridge1 British & World English

Promote friendly relations between groups

buildout British & World English

The growth, development, or expansion of something

builddown British & World English

A gradual, systematic reduction in numbers, especially of nuclear weapons

build on in build English Thesaurus

a case study will be undertaken to build on existing research

build up in build English Thesaurus

the traffic is steadily building up

build one's hopes up in build British & World English

Become ever more hopeful or optimistic about something

build something up in build English Thesaurus

he built up a huge export business

build something in/into in build English Thesaurus

environmental priorities must be built into all economic decision-making


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