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Each two-hour episode will build upon itself to tell a story that takes place between the third and fifth seasons of the show.

But to capture the nomination, Christie will need to build upon his early support and then hold on to it.

Clinton could make a serious play in the South and build upon existing margins in the Midwest.

Too many children are clearly not being given strong foundations at home, foundations on which teachers can build upon.

He wanted only positive truth,--something to build upon,--like Bacon and all great inquirers.

She had not been able to think over the Baron's words till now and she wondered what hopes she might build upon them.

There is nothing like a firm technical foundation; it is a rock to build upon; one cannot do great things without it.

He may have no foundation to build upon—may not even be able to play a scale correctly, but still thinks he must go abroad!

But we build upon a sandy foundation without a positive religious basis.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to build upon, such as: bank on, bet bottom dollar on, bet on, calculate on, confide in, and gamble on.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.