Meaning of build

Definition of build

(noun) constitution of the human body
alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
(verb) make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"
improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents"
order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state"
give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business"
be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles"
found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"
bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"
develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"

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