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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUILD UP

You pull down, you despoil; but they build up, they restore.

You'll have to send Andrew to build up the stack again—that's all.

When the machine is started, it will then build up in the right direction.

The generator must be driven in the proper direction or the generator will not build up.

We were most ingenious in our devices to build up this belief.

If we build up this throne, he who sits on it is our viceroy; we have made, and can unmake him.'

With honesty as the basis, what may not one build up of character?

First, make grandfather comfortable in his room, and build up this fire.

Now, reader, if you like the character of Paul Duncan, build up one like it.

They began to advertise her sketches as "different" and to build up a vogue.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English byldan "construct a house," verb form of bold "house," from Proto-Germanic *buthlam (cf. Old Saxon bodl, Old Frisian bodel "building, house"), from PIE *bhu- "to dwell," from root *bheue- "to be, exist, grow" (see be). Rare in Old English; in Middle English it won out over more common Old English timbran (see timber). Modern spelling is unexplained. Figurative use from mid-15c. Of physical things other than buildings from late 16c. Related: Builded (archaic); built; building.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BUILD UP

accrue

verbincrease by addition or growth, often financial

accrued

verbincrease by addition or growth, often financial

accruing

verbincrease by addition or growth, often financial
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