build in - definition and synonyms

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

  2. 2

    build in


    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.

See also main entry: build