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Overview of noun build_up

The noun buildup has 3 senses

  • buildup -- (the act of building up an accumulation; "I envied his rapid buildup of assets"; "a military buildup in preparation for the invasion")

  • buildup -- (the result of the process of accumulation; "the buildup of leaves blocked the drain pipes")

  • buildup -- (highly favorable publicity and praise; "his letter of recommendation gave her a terrific buildup")

Overview of verb build_up

The verb build up has 5 senses

  • build up -- (enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages; "build up your savings")

  • build up, work up, build, progress -- (form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border")

  • arm, build up, fortify, gird -- (prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqi border")

  • build up, work up, build, ramp up -- (bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports")

  • build up, develop -- (change the use of and make available or usable; "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up")