rebuild


re·build

verb \(ˌ)rē-ˈbild\

: to build (something) again after it has been damaged or destroyed

: to make important improvements or changes in (something)

re·built\-ˈbilt\re·build·ing

Full Definition of REBUILD

transitive verb
1
a :  to make extensive repairs to :  reconstruct <rebuild a war-torn city>
b :  to restore to a previous state <rebuild inventories>
2
:  to make extensive changes in :  remodel <rebuild society>
intransitive verb
:  to build again <planned to rebuild after the fire>

Examples of REBUILD

  1. He rebuilt his house after it was destroyed by a fire.
  2. They tried to rebuild after the earthquake.
  3. The new owner plans to rebuild the franchise.
  4. The team is rebuilding after losing most of its top players.

First Known Use of REBUILD

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