Dictionary Results for build_up


1. build_up - verb

· enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages; "build up your savings"

Hypernym(s): increase




2. build_up - verb

· form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"

Synonym(s): work_up, build, progress

Hypernym(s): develop




3. build_up - verb

· prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqi border"

Synonym(s): arm, fortify, gird




4. build_up - verb

· bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"

Synonym(s): work_up, build, ramp_up

Hypernym(s): increase




5. build_up - verb

· change the use of and make available or usable; "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"

Synonym(s): develop

Hypernym(s): better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate





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