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

 

Hyponyms: redevelop, settle, rearm, re-arm, forearm

 

Grouped Verbs: train, develop, prepare, educate, modernize, modernise, make grow, build, work up, ramp up, progress

 

Derivational Morphology: buildup, development, exploitation, developer, advancement, progress, fortification, garrison, fort, armor, armour, arming, armament, equipping, weapon, arm, weapon system

 

Anagrams: buildup

 

 
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