build onto

Definition of build onto

:to add (a new room) to a structure that already exists
  • They built a new garage onto their house.
  • They built onto their house.

Word by Word Definitions

build play
  1. : to form by ordering and uniting materials by gradual means into a composite whole : construct

  2. : to cause to be constructed

  3. : to develop according to a systematic plan, by a definite process, or on a particular base

  1. : form or mode of structure : make

onto play
  1. : to a position on

  2. : in or into a state of awareness about

  3. used as a function word to indicate a set each element of which is the image of at least one element of another set

  1. : mapping elements in such a way that every element in one set is the image of at least one element in another set


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