Built - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɪlt|  American pronunciation of the word built
Brit.  |bɪlt|  British pronunciation of the word built
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto build
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto build

adjective

- (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness(syn: reinforced)

the built liquid detergents

Examples

A district was built up with new blocks of flats.

Before bricks were invented, people built their houses out of wood.

He took some nails and bits of wood, and built them into a rough cupboard.

The fields where I played as a child have been built over.

Enemy forces have now built up to a dangerous strength.

The difficulties seem to be built in.

The rate of pay was built into her contract.

The insurance business is built on trust.

The house was built in the early 19th century.

If the TV was built into the ceiling, you could lie there while watching your favourite programme.

The town's nineteenth-century prosperity was built on steel.

The houses are built on high ground.

The carpenter built casing to house the hot water pipes.

The houses are built on low ground.

Cars aren't built today like they were 30 years ago.

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