buildup

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noun build·up \ˈbild-ˌəp\

Definition of buildup

  1. 1 :  something produced by building up fluid buildup in the lungs

  2. 2 :  the act or process of building up

Examples of buildup in a sentence

  1. There is a big traffic buildup on the highway.

  2. You should clean the mechanism regularly to prevent buildup of dirt.

  3. Both players were given big buildups before the game.

1926

First Known Use of buildup

1926


BUILDUP Defined for English Language Learners

buildup

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noun build·up \ˈbild-ˌəp\

Definition of buildup for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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