build

build [bild]
vt.
built or Archaic builded, building [ME bilden < OE byldan, to build < base of bold, a house, akin to ON bua: see BONDAGE]
1.
a) to make by putting together materials, parts, etc.; construct; erect
b) to order, plan, or direct the construction of
2. to make a basis for; establish [to build a theory on facts]
3. to cause to be or grow; create or develop: often with up [to build good will, to build up a business]
vi.
1.
a) to put up a building
b) to have a house, etc. built
2. to be in the business of building houses, etc.
3. to increase in amount, force, etc.; grow or intensify: often with up
4. to depend or be based (on) [this theory builds on others]
n.
the way a thing is built or shaped; form or figure [a stocky build]
——————
build up
1. to make more desirable or attractive [to build up a product by advertising]
2. to erect many buildings in (an area)

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