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build up

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Noun build up has 3 senses
  1. buildup - the act of building up an accumulation; "I envied his rapid buildup of assets"; "a military buildup in preparation for the invasion"
    --1 is a kind of accumulation, accrual, accruement
    --1 has particulars: deposit, deposition
    Derived form: verb build up1
  2. buildup - the result of the process of accumulation; "the buildup of leaves blocked the drain pipes"
    --2 is a kind of accretion, accumulation
  3. buildup - highly favorable publicity and praise; "his letter of recommendation gave her a terrific buildup"
    --3 is a kind of promotion, publicity, promotional material, packaging
Verb build up has 5 senses
  1. build up - enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages; "build up your savings"
    --1 is one way to
    Derived form: noun buildup1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. build up, work up, build, progress - form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
    --2 is one way to develop
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. arm, build up, fortify, gird - 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"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  4. build up, work up, build, ramp up - bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"
    --4 is one way to increase
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. build up, develop - 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"
    --5 is one way to better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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