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build
British English: /bɪld/
American English: /bɪld/

Translation of build in Italian:

noun

  • 1 a man of stocky, average build
    un uomo di corporatura tozza, media
    he has the build of an athlete
    ha una corporatura da atleta
    she is slender in build
    è di corporatura snella
  • 2 (Computing)
    build (masculine)

transitive verb pass., p.pass. built

  • 4 (establish)
    (career, future)
    (relations, relationship)
    (prosperity)
    to build a new China
    costruire una nuova Cina
    to build a future for our country, our children
    costruire un futuro per il nostro paese, i nostri figli
    to build one's hopes on something
    riporre le proprie speranze in qualcosa
    to build a presence in the European market
    fare sentire la propria presenza sul mercato europeo

intransitive verb pass., p.pass. built

  • 2 [figurative] (use as a foundation) See examples:to build on
    basarsi su o fondarsi su
    (popularity, success)
    to build on the excitement generated by the first film
    basarsi sull'entusiasmo suscitato dal primo film
    the scheme would build on the existing system
    il progetto si svilupperà a partire dal sistema (già) esistente
    the company wishes to build on its Asian base
    la società vuole espandersi a partire dalla sua sede in Asia

Phrasal verbs

build in

build into:

build [something] in, into, build in, into [something] 1.1 (construct)
(mirror, bookcase)
to build a wardrobe into a wall
1.2 (incorporate)
(clause, provision, guarantee)
to build a safeguard into a contract

build up:

1 build up
(gas, silt, deposits)
accumularsi
(traffic)
intensificarsi, aumentare
(business, trade)
(tension, pressure, excitement)
2 build up [something], build [something] up 2.1 (accumulate)
(weapons, wealth)
2.2 (boost)
(self-confidence, trust)
(morale)
don't build your hopes up too high
non ci sperare troppo
2.3 (establish)
(business, organization)
(army)
(picture, profile)
(database)
farsi
(reputation)
the school built up a large library
la scuola ha costituito o messo in piedi una grande biblioteca
3 build [something, somebody] up, build up [something, somebody] 3.1 (through eating, exercise)
(muscles)
to build up one's forearms to build oneself up, to build up one's strength
irrobustirsi, riprendere le forze
3.2 (promote) See examples:they built him up to be a star
l'hanno fatto diventare una star

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