Build up - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbɪld ʌp|  American pronunciation of the word build up
Brit.  |ˈbɪldʌp|  British pronunciation of the word build up

verb

- enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages

build up your savings

- form or accumulate steadily (syn: build, progress)
- prepare oneself for a military confrontation (syn: arm, fortify, gird)
- bolster or strengthen(syn: build)

build up confidence

- change the use of and make available or usable (syn: develop)

Examples

A long line of vehicles has build up by the narrow bridge.

They built him up with a series of articles.

...static electricity built up on the cat's fur...

...the roller coaster built up momentum...

They built him up with a series of articles and broadcasts.

He set out to build himself up in the eyes of an army that had tasted defeat.

She's doing exercises to build up the strength in her legs.

You must build up your strength after your illness.

Flares were always in the right places, to help build up the pulse.

Ross took twenty years to build up his business.

We're trying to build up a picture of what happened.

If you don't express your feelings, frustration and anger can build up.

You have to build up trust.

Taking exercise will build up your strength.

The struggle to build up her own business had knocked some sense into her.

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