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build up

verb

Definition of BUILD UP

transitive verb
1
:  to develop gradually by increments <building up endurance> <built up a library>
2
:  to promote the health, strength, esteem, or reputation of
intransitive verb
:  to accumulate or develop appreciably
build·er–up·per \ˈbil-dər-ˈə-pər\ noun

Examples of BUILD UP

  1. <static electricity built up on the cat's fur>
  2. <the roller coaster built up momentum>

First Known Use of BUILD UP

1555

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