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  Definition of build
  1. constitution of the human body
  2. alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
  3. develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
  4. form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager''s plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
  5. bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"
  6. improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents"
  7. found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person''s reputation"
  8. make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
  9. build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"
  10. be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles"
  11. give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business"
  12. order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state"
Similar Words: physique, body-build, habitus, human body, physical body, material body, soma, figure, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh, build up, work up, progress, ramp up, construct, make, establish

 

Hyponyms: lankiness, dumpiness, squattiness, body type, somatotype, person, juvenile body, adult body, male body, female body, customize, customise, revet, lock, wattle, frame, frame up, rebuild, reconstruct, groin, cantilever, raise, erect, rear, set up, put up, corduroy, channelize, channelise

 

Grouped Verbs: build up, work up, progress, ramp up, construct, make

 

Part Meronyms: person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul, homo, man, human being

 

Derivational Morphology: advancement, progress, builder, detergent builder, maker, shaper, brand, make, devising, fashioning, making, constructor, construction, building

 

Language Translations:
Arabic: يبني (yabne)   Danish: bygge  
Dutch: bouwen   Estonian: ehitama  
French: construire   German: bauen  
Hebrew: לבנות   Ido: konstruktar  
Indonesian: bangun   Italian: costruire  
Japanese: 建てる   Korean: 만들다  
Latin: munire   Polish: budować  
Portuguese: construir   Romanian: clădi  
Russian: строить   Spanish: construir  
Swahili: kujenga   Swedish: anlägga  
 
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