build up

Primary Meanings of build up

1.
v
enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages
2.
v
bolster or strengthen
Full Definitions of build up
1

v enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages

build up your savings”
Type of:
increase
make bigger or more

v form or accumulate steadily

Synonyms:
build, progress, work up
build
develop and grow
build, 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 change the use of and make available or usable

“The remote areas of the country were gradually built up
Synonyms:
develop
develop, make grow
cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
develop, modernise, modernize
become technologically advanced
develop, educate, prepare, train
create by training and teaching
develop
generate gradually
Types:
redevelop
change the plans for the use of (land)
settle
establish or develop as a residence
Type of:
ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate
to make better
2

v bolster or strengthen

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

v prepare oneself for a military confrontation

“troops are building up on the Iraqi border”
Synonyms:
arm, fortify, gird
Antonyms:
demilitarise, demilitarize, disarm
remove offensive capability from
Types:
re-arm, rearm
arm anew
forearm
arm in advance of a confrontation

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