HyperDic: buildup

English > 3 senses of the word buildup:
NOUNactbuildupthe act of building up an accumulation
processbuildupthe result of the process of accumulation
communicationbuilduphighly favorable publicity and praise
buildup > pronunciation
Rhymesarchbishop ... worship: 69 rhymes with ahp...
English > buildup: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of building up an accumulation.
  • "I envied his rapid buildup of assets"
  • "a military buildup in preparation for the invasion"
Narrowerdeposit, depositionThe act of putting something somewhere
Broaderaccumulation, accrual, accruementThe act of accumulating
Verbsbuild upenlarge, develop, or increase / increase by degrees or in stages
English > buildup: 3 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe result of the process of accumulation.
Example"the buildup of leaves blocked the drain pipes"
Broaderaccretion, accumulationAn increase / increase by natural growth or addition
English > buildup: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningHighly favorable publicity and praise.
Example"his letter of recommendation gave her a terrific buildup"
Broaderpromotion, promo, publicity, promotional material, packagingA message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

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