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'build' - used as a noun
1. constitution of the human body
2. alternative names for the body of a human being

'build' - used as a verb
3. make by combining materials and parts
4. form or accumulate steadily
Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly
Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border
5. build or establish something abstract
build a reputation
6. improve the cleansing action of
build detergents
7. order, supervise, or finance the construction of
The government is building new schools in this state
8. give form to, according to a plan
build a modern nation
build a million-dollar business
9. be engaged in building
These architects build in interesting and new styles
10. found or ground
build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation
11. bolster or strengthen
build up confidence
12. develop and grow
Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera

derived forms
1. Build / Plural
builds
2. Build / Past
built
3. Build / Third Person
builds
4. Build / Present Participle
building
Variations of 'build'
 
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The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
Automobile building is the largest manufacturing industry in the world.