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1 build /ˈbɪld/ verb
builds; built /ˈbɪlt/ ; building
1 build
/ˈbɪld/
verb
builds; built /ˈbɪlt/ ; building
Learner's definition of BUILD
: to make (something) by putting together parts or materials
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to develop or form (something) gradually
often + up
see also build up (below)
[+ object] : to increase the amount of (something)
often + up
see also build up (below)
[no object] : to grow or increase to a high point, level, number, etc.
often + up
see also build up (below)

build around

[phrasal verb]
build (something) around (something)
: to develop or organize (something) by using (something, such as an idea) as its main or central part

build in/into

[phrasal verb]
build in (something) or build (something) in or build (something) in/into (something)
: to make (something) a part of (something else)
see also built-in

build on/upon

[phrasal verb]
build on/upon (something) : to use (something that has been done in the past) as a basis for further work, development, etc.
build (something) on/upon (something) : to develop or create (something) by using (something else) as its basis

build onto

[phrasal verb]
build onto (something) or build (something) onto (something)
: to add (a new room) to a structure that already exists

build up

[phrasal verb]
: to increase gradually in amount as time passes : accumulate
build (something or someone) up or build up (something or someone) : to say many good things about (something or someone)
see also 1build 2, 3, 4 (above), buildup
2 build /ˈbɪld/ noun
plural builds
2 build
/ˈbɪld/
noun
plural builds
Learner's definition of BUILD
: the shape and size of a person's body
[count]
[noncount]
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