Definition of 'build up'
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Rosamund was beginning to build up her medical practice again. SPLITTINGHe used all of his considerable personal charm to get his foot in the door, build up trust. THE IMAGE OF LAURAYou need more than veneer to build up a school the way he has. FORESTS OF THE NIGHT
When the computers build up a recognition system, well, the rest is easy. DESTROY THE KENTUCKY (1992)
When there's too rapid a build-up of nitrogen bubbles in the blood when you're making a very fast ascent. SAN ANDREAS (2002)I thought about the traffic build-up on the freeway, but I had a little time and I was reluctant to leave just yet. BETTER THAN THIS (2002)The results weren't as strong as normal fibreglass cloth lay-up, but it was quick, and, in sufficient depth of build-up, strong enough. CORMORANT (2002)
Translations for 'build up'
British English: build-up NOUN
A build-up is a gradual increase in something.
There has been a build-up of troops on both sides of the border.
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