Definitions for build up

Definitions for (verb) build up

Main entry: build up

Definition: enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages

Usage: build up your savings

Main entry: develop, build up

Definition: change the use of and make available or usable

Usage: develop land; The country developed its natural resources; The remote areas of the country were gradually built up

Main entry: work up, progress, build, build up

Definition: form or accumulate steadily

Usage: Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly; Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border

Main entry: build, build up, ramp up, work up

Definition: bolster or strengthen

Usage: We worked up courage; build up confidence; ramp up security in the airports

Main entry: gird, build up, fortify, arm

Definition: prepare oneself for a military confrontation

Usage: The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East; troops are building up on the Iraqi border

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