- having many buildings (esp in the phrase built-up area)
- denoting a beam, girder, or stanchion constructed of sections welded, riveted, or
bolted together, etc
- increased by the addition of parts
⇒ ■ built-up heels
Example Sentences Including 'built-up'
She cried as though months of built-up anguish were all tumbling out at once.
PS, I LOVE YOU (2004)
He could ill-afford a gun battle in some built-up area, especially on Christmas Eve when there would be plenty of people on the streets.
The shoulders had the same built-up look she had seen on the riding jackets of the hunting women.