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build up

verb

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1 to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number
  • static electricity built up on the cat's fur

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2 to gradually increase in
  • the roller coaster built up momentum

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3 to gradually form into a layer, pile, or mass
  • evidence that the toxic chemical builds up in the bloodstream to unhealthy levels

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4 to make greater in size, amount, or number
  • he patiently built up his coin collection over several decades
  • the young stockbroker worked hard to build up a clientele

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buildup

noun

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The first known use of build up was in 1555

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“Build up.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/build%20up. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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