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    build - Dictionary definition and meaning for word build

    Definition
    (noun) constitution of the human body
    Synonyms : body-build , habitus , physique
    Definition
    (noun) alternative names for the body of a human being
    Example Sentence
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
    Definition
    (verb) make by combining materials and parts
    Synonyms : construct , make
    Example Sentence
    • this little pig made his house out of straw
    • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer
    Definition
    (verb) form or accumulate steadily
    Synonyms : build up , progress , work up
    Example Sentence
    • Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly
    • Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border
    Definition
    (verb) build or establish something abstract
    Synonyms : establish
    Example Sentence
    • build a reputation
    Definition
    (verb) improve the cleansing action of
    Example Sentence
    • build detergents
    Definition
    (verb) order, supervise, or finance the construction of
    Example Sentence
    • The government is building new schools in this state
    Definition
    (verb) give form to, according to a plan
    Example Sentence
    • build a modern nation
    • build a million-dollar business
    Definition
    (verb) be engaged in building
    Example Sentence
    • These architects build in interesting and new styles
    Definition
    (verb) found or ground
    Example Sentence
    • build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation
    Definition
    (verb) bolster or strengthen
    Synonyms : build up , ramp up , work up
    Example Sentence
    • We worked up courage
    • build up confidence
    • ramp up security in the airports
    Definition
    (verb) develop and grow
    Example Sentence
    • Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera
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