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Despite the media buildup stressing the tenseness of Washington’s mood, one didn’t feel the anxiety.

The fan will help speed up the evaporation mechanism and distribute moisture over a wider area, the larger water tank will accommodate infrequent water changes, and the filter will prevent large-scale dust and mold buildup.

Tokyo’s supporters will point out that the buildup to every Games is dogged by problems.

From Time

There’s a great deal of slow story buildup until the last 10 minutes or so, at which point about three movies’ worth of plot hit at once.

From Time

As we age, the scaffolding on which our cells sit accumulates protein buildup that makes it stiffer.

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Never mind the huge buildup of clandestine operatives and secret warriors since 9/11.

The whole season for me was about the buildup to the wedding.

That sounds small, but the buildup of Hezbollah forces in Syria was gradual, too.

The core of the story is set against the backdrop of the Iraq invasion, the buildup, and the immediate aftermath.

Although USGA still operates, many LGBT undergrads feel it went down hill after an initial buildup.

But they did not alter the basic war orientation of their economies and they pressed on with the industrial-military buildup.

Of course it was another piece of callow whistling in the dark, but it was a buildup, too.

Finally, we shifted our emphasis from defense to domestic problems while our adversaries continued a massive buildup of arms.

In other free countries the defense buildup has created severe economic problems.

From the big buildup, he had had half a notion that the President himself might be there.


On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to buildup, such as: enlargement, escalation, expansion, growth, stockpile, and accretion.

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