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build British & World English

Construct (something) by putting parts or material together

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

self-build British & World English

The building of homes by their owners

build bridges British & World English

Promote friendly relations between groups

build one's hopes up British & World English

Become ever more hopeful or optimistic about something

build bridges in bridge1 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 in build British & World English

Become ever more hopeful or optimistic about something

rebuild British & World English

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

build something in/into in build British & World English

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

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 English Thesaurus

a small supermarket had been built

build English-Spanish

construir*, edificar*, hacer*

build-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

build-up English Thesaurus

the build-up of military strength

build in English-Spanish

incorporar

build on English-Spanish

agregar*

build up English-Spanish

fortalecer*

build in English-Spanish

incorporar

build on English-Spanish

agregar*

build up English-Spanish

fortalecer*

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

of square build in square English-Spanish

de complexión fornida

of slight build in slight English-Spanish

de complexión delgada

to build bridges in bridge English-Spanish

tender* un puente (de unión)

build something up in build English Thesaurus

he built up a huge export business

to build on sand in sand English-Spanish

hacer* castillos de arena

a man of solid build in solid English-Spanish

un hombre de complexión robusta

build something in/into in build English Thesaurus

environmental priorities must be built into all economic decision-making

the build of a swimmer in build English-Spanish

el físico de un nadador

to build up the tension in build English-Spanish

hacer* que la tensión vaya en aumento


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