HyperDic: build_up

English > 5 senses of the expression build up:
VERBchangebuild upenlarge, develop, or increase / increase by degrees or in stages
changebuild up, work up, build, progressform or accumulate steadily
competitionbuild up, arm, fortify, girdprepare oneself for a military confrontation
changebuild up, work up, build, ramp upbolster or strengthen
changebuild up, developchange the use of and make available or usable
English > build up: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningenlarge, develop, or increase / increase by degrees or in stages.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"build up your savings"
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Nounsbuildupthe act of building up an accumulation
English > build up: 5 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningform or accumulate steadily.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymswork up, build, progress
BroaderdevelopGrow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
Similar tobuildDevelop and grow
build up, work up, build, ramp upbolster or strengthen
Spanishcrecer, desarrollar
Catalancréixer, desenvolupar
English > build up: 5 senses > verb 3, competition
MeaningPrepare oneself for a military confrontation.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsarm, fortify, gird
NarrowerforearmArm in advance of a confrontation
rearm, re-armArm anew
Oppositedisarm, demilitarize, demilitariseRemove offensive capability from
Spanisharmarse, armar
Catalanarmar-se, fortificar
English > build up: 5 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningbolster or strengthen.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "build up confidence"
Synonymswork up, build, ramp up
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Similar tobuild up, work up, build, progressform or accumulate steadily
Spanishfortificar, intensificar, reforzar, robustecer
English > build up: 5 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningchange the use of and make available or usable.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymdevelop
Narrowerredevelopchange the plans for the use of (land)
settleEstablish or develop as a residence
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Similar todevelop, make growCause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
developgenerate gradually
modernize, modernise, developBecome technologically advanced
train, develop, prepare, educatecreate by training and teaching
Spanishdesarrollar
Catalandesenrotllar, desenvolupar

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