Translation of build in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense & past participle built
- 1 (construct, make)(bridge/road)
fabricar(ship)to build something
out ofsomethingconstruir ( or hacer etc. ) algo conalgoExample sentences
- A swarm of bees cooperates to construct a hive. Humans group together to build towns, cities, and nations.
- They were fun, but what I remember was that Papa got down on the floor with me and we built things together.
- A small fort was built out of the material of the stranded vessel and a crew left in charge of it to start a small settlement on the island.
- The $1 million facility was built and financed by the town and is being leased by Mediplan.
- Mrs Jones said that at the moment the PCT would not be able to finance the cost of building a new facility.
- It's hopeless for the Housing Commission to build estates of this kind.
- 2 (establish, develop)(career)he tried to build a new life in America
forjarseintentó empezar de nuevo en Américashe built the company from nothinglevantó la empresa de la nadaExample sentences
- Mr Hussain built up the business when he took over in April last year after a previous arson attack caused £500,000 of damage.
- The prize-winning herd, established in 1964, was built up to 70 cows, plus followers.
- Scots settled across the Empire as it developed and built up their own communities such as Dunedin in New Zealand.
intransitive verb past tense & past participle built
- 2 (increase)(tension/pressure)
- Kenmare Golf Club has built up a strong and solid reputation over the years.
- The track built up the anticipation before bouncing around and around the Jazz Café's walls and into the ears.
- On the afternoon of 4 November 1973, intense thunderstorms built up west of Brisbane.
- 1 countable (body proportions) with a slim/an athletic buildde complexión delgada/atléticathe build of a swimmerel físico de un nadadorExample sentences
- Katherine is described as 5ft 4ins tall and of slim build, with shoulder length brown hair and blue eyes.
- Judging by their build and scarred bodies, they had definitely seen a few fights in an earlier life.
- Shymala enjoys the facility and vivacity frequently seen in small dancers, tidy in build, ideally proportioned.
- 2 countable (Computing) (version of a program)Example sentences
- For workstations, standard system builds or images with commonly used software should be established for groups of users.
- They have slightly different builds and firmware, and they work differently.
- Both provide native builds and clear, intuitive installers.
- 3 uncountable (construction)Example sentences
- Reliability shouldn't be a problem either, the manufacturer having a good build quality these days.
- On the build quality front, though, they're all square and both are excellent.
- The public have realised that the build quality on the cars is high and that the prices give them great value for money.
- see also→ built-in
- the kitchen was built on later
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (make bigger, stronger)
la cocina se agregó más tarde
(muscles)to build up one's strength
(reserves)they are building up their forces in the area
están intensificando su presencia militar en la zona1.3 (develop)
(confidence)to build up one's hopes
hacerse ilusionesto build up the tension
hacer que la tensión vaya en aumentothey've built up a strong friendship
se han hecho muy amigoshe built the firm up from nothing
levantó la empresa de la nada1.4 (praise) [colloquial]
poner por las nubes [colloquial]they build you up and then they knock you down
te ponen por las nubes y luego te echan por tierra [colloquial]he was built up to be the next world champion
llegaron a decir que sería el próximo campeón mundial2verb + adverb 2.1 (accumulate)
(dirt)their debts had built up
sus deudas se habían ido acumulando2.2 (increase, develop)
(pressure/noise)his resentment had built up
ir en aumento
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había ido acumulando rencorto build up
la tensión va en aumento hasta llegar a un punto culminanteI think he's building up to a nervous breakdown
creo que va camino de una crisis nerviosa2.3 (grow up)
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