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    build up

    build up - Dictionary definition and meaning for word build up

    (verb) enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages
    Example Sentence
    • build up your savings
    (verb) form or accumulate steadily
    Synonyms : build , progress , work up
    Example Sentence
    • Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly
    • Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border
    (verb) prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    Synonyms : arm , fortify , gird
    Example Sentence
    • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
    • troops are building up on the Iraqi border
    (verb) bolster or strengthen
    Synonyms : build , ramp up , work up
    Example Sentence
    • We worked up courage
    • build up confidence
    • ramp up security in the airports
    (verb) change the use of and make available or usable
    Synonyms : develop
    Example Sentence
    • develop land
    • The country developed its natural resources
    • The remote areas of the country were gradually built up
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