build

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: build

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make by combining materials and parts
constitution of the human body
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form or accumulate steadily
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improve the cleansing action of
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bolster or strengthen
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: build
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v make by combining materials and parts

Synonyms:
construct, make
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customise, customize
make according to requirements
revet
construct a revetment
dry-wall
construct with drywall
lock
build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
wattle
build of or with wattle
frame, frame up
construct by fitting or uniting parts together
rebuild, reconstruct
build again
groin
build with groins
cantilever
construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed
erect, put up, raise, rear, set up
construct, build, or erect
corduroy
build (a road) from logs laid side by side
channelise, channelize
make a channel for; provide with a channel
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become

v order, supervise, or finance the construction of

“The government is building new schools in this state”
Type of:
manage, oversee, superintend, supervise
watch and direct

v build or establish something abstract

build a reputation”
Synonyms:
establish
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become

v give form to, according to a plan

build a modern nation”
build a million-dollar business”
Type of:
develop
make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation

v found or ground

build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation”
Type of:
base, establish, found, ground
use as a basis for; found on

v be engaged in building

“These architects build in interesting and new styles”
Synonyms
construct, make
make by combining materials and parts
Type of:
create
pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity

n constitution of the human body

Synonyms:
body-build, habitus, physique
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lankiness
a tall and thin physique
dumpiness, squattiness
a short and stout physique
body type, somatotype
a category of physique
asthenic type, ectomorphy
slender, weak, and lightweight
endomorphy, pyknic type
round, fat, and heavy
athletic type, mesomorphy
muscular and big-boned
Type of:
bodily property
an attribute of the body

n alternative names for the body of a human being

Synonyms:
anatomy, bod, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body, physique, shape, soma
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person
a human body (usually including the clothing)
juvenile body
the body of a young person
adult body
the body of an adult human being
male body
the body of a male human being
female body
the body of a female human being
child's body
the body of a human child
adult female body, woman's body
the body of an adult woman
adult male body, man's body
the body of an adult man
Type of:
body, organic structure, physical structure
the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
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v form or accumulate steadily

“Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly”
“Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border”
Synonyms:
build up, progress, work up
build up, ramp up, work up
bolster or strengthen
Type of:
develop
grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

v develop and grow

“Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera”
Synonyms
build up, progress, work up
form or accumulate steadily
Type of:
deepen, intensify
become more intense
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v improve the cleansing action of

build detergents”
Type of:
ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate
to make better
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v bolster or strengthen

build up confidence”
Synonyms:
build up, ramp up, work up
build up, progress, work up
form or accumulate steadily
Type of:
increase
make bigger or more
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