: made of several sections or layers fastened together
: covered with buildings

Examples of built-up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That group could factor into the team’s Game 2 plan, as well, following the Dodgers’ most built-up starting pitcher in breakout rookie Bobby Miller. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of built-up was in 1829

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“Built-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/built-up. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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