Definition of 'build'
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Example sentences containing 'build'
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Was the sound system built to fit the car or the car built around the sound system? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The high is building again as it has drifted to the east of us. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There will also be plans to get far more houses built. The Sun (2016)He likes that most modern products are not built to last. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They also built a bonfire of official records in the exercise yard. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are built in the shape of swastikas and the symbols are carved on the rock. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The reason the top guys can go on so long is because they built a real base. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It requires two of you to use five blocks to build a bridge supported only at each end. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They soon moved under the eaves of barns, and now build on any building with suitable eaves. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has been used to build bridges and promote mutual dialogue. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Buying the plot of land and building our house. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The first defendant was engaged to design and built the waste disposal plant. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We hope this performance gives us something to build on heading into next season. The Sun (2015)You need to own up to your fears and talk this all through together to build trust. The Sun (2012)This is the classic heavy metal muscle car built for speed and pure performance. The Sun (2010)What should he be eating to build himself up again? Times, Sunday Times (2011)You are smart enough to choose love that builds your confidence. The Sun (2008)The agent can also be left out of a passive sentence to build up suspense. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We must also build more storage space for imported gas. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We are massively excited about the way we are going and hope we can build on that. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The catsuit was built around my body. The Sun (2010)It says that it uses the income to reinvest in the website and build new products. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She was medium build and plain looking. The Sun (2010)Now the pits were dying and they were building two schemes around it. Scottish Voices 1745-1960 (1990)We need to build a manufacturing base and invest in green technology. The Sun (2013)He knows he is the wrong shape and build but he is also different from the rest mentally. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Our house is small and my wife has secured another mortgage to build into the loft so we can have a bedroom each. The Sun (2015)If security were an issue, they could be built underground and manned by guards. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Trends of 'build'
Very Common. build is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'build'
British English: build /bɪld/ VERB
If you build a structure, you make it by joining things together.
Developers are proposing to build a hotel on the site.
- American English: build
- Arabic: يَبْني
- Brazilian Portuguese: construir
- Chinese: 建造
- Croatian: graditi
- Czech: postavit
- Danish: bygge
- Dutch: bouwen
- European Spanish: construir
- Finnish: rakentaa
- French: construire
- German: bauen
- Greek: χτίζω
- Italian: costruire
- Japanese: 建てる
- Korean: ...을 짓다 집
- Norwegian: bygge
- Polish: zbudować
- European Portuguese: construir
- Romanian: a construi
- Russian: строить
- Spanish: construir
- Swedish: bygga
- Thai: สร้าง
- Turkish: inşa etmek
- Ukrainian: будувати
- Vietnamese: xây dựng
Definition of build from the Collins English Dictionary
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