Simple Definition of buildup
: an increase in something that occurs as time passes
: things that are said to cause people to feel excited about something (such as a future event) or someone (such as a performer)
: a series of things that lead to an important event or occurrence
Full Definition of buildup
1 : something produced by building up <fluid buildup in the lungs>
2 : the act or process of building up
Examples of buildup in a sentence
There is a big traffic buildup on the highway.
You should clean the mechanism regularly to prevent buildup of dirt.
Both players were given big buildups before the game.
First Known Use of buildup
Rhymes with buildup
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