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phrasal verb [transitive] [usually passive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theybuild in
he/she/itbuilds in
present participlebuilding in
past tensebuilt in
past participlebuilt in

Related meanings

  1. 1
    to build something such as a piece of furniture so that it becomes part of a wall or room

    They had built in a wardrobe with mirrored doors.

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  2. 2

    build in

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    build into

    build something in/into something to make something part of a plan, system, calculation etc

    The cost of hiring equipment is built into the price.

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