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verb build pronunciation in American English /bɪld/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebuilding
past tensebuilt
past participlebuilt
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to make a building or other large structure by putting its parts together
    Do you know when this house was built?
    They’re building a new bridge over the river.
    You need planning permission to build on this land.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to make a machine, vehicle, or other structure by putting its parts together
      He’s building his own computer.
      The boat was built to withstand every weather condition.
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    build up

    [transitive] to develop something
    He set out to build a business empire and succeeded.
    Many popular writers built up their reputations during the war.
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    build up

    [intransitive/transitive] to increase, or to make something increase
    The food industry needs to build consumer confidence again.
    Multinational companies use a range of marketing techniques to build sales.


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