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  1. build
    IPA[bild]
  2. verb

    • 1. construct (something, typically something large) by putting parts or material together over a period of time:

      the factory was built in 1936
      Synonym : construct, erect, put up, assemble, set up, raise, make, construct, fabricate, form, manufacture, create, fashion, model, mold, shape, forge, knock together
    • 2. commission, finance, and oversee the building of (something):

      the city council plans to build a bridge
    • 3. incorporate (something) and make it a permanent part of a structure, system, or situation:

      engineers want to build in extra traction
    • 4. compile (a program, database, index, etc.).

    • 5. establish and develop (a business, relationship, or situation) over a period of time:

      he'd built up the store from nothing
    • 6. use as a basis for further progress or development:

      the nation should build on the talents of its workforce
    • 7. increase the size, intensity, or extent of:

      we built up confidence in our abilities the air of excited anticipation builds

    noun

    • 1. the dimensions or proportions of a person's or animal's body:

      she was of medium height and slim build he has the ideal build for a sprinter
    • 2. the style or form of construction of something, especially a vehicle:

      the car's high specification and impressive build quality
    • 3. a compiled version of a program:

      a beta build of the program
    • 4. the process of compiling a program.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: build, plural noun: builds

    • verb

      construct (something) by putting parts or material together:

      commission, finance, and oversee the building of (something):

    • noun

      the proportions of a person's or animal's body:

      the style or form of construction of something, especially a vehicle:

    • combining form

      the process of constructing, shaping, developing, or forming a particular thing:

      the process of promoting something:

    • noun

      a structure with a roof and walls, such as a house, school, store, or factory.

      the process or business of constructing something:

    • verb

      past and past participle of build
    • adjective

      (of a person) having a specified physical size or build:
    • noun

      a structure with a roof and walls, such as a house or factory.

      the action or trade of constructing something:

    • verb

      past and past participle of build
    • adjective

      (of a person) having a specified physical size or build:
    • noun

      the construction of new houses or other buildings:

      a newly constructed house.

    • noun

      a gradual accumulation or increase, typically of something negative that leads to a problem:

      a period of excitement and preparation before a significant event:

    • noun

      the building of homes by their owners:
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