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build up

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1 to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number

  • static electricity built up on the catʼs 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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