build up

Definitions

General English

  • noun
    (written as build-up)
    a gradual increase in something
  • noun
    (written as build-up)
    a flattering description of someone or something
  • phrasal verb to increase

General Science

Accounting

  • phrasal verb to create something by adding pieces together

Cars & Driving

  • verb to raise (a surface), often to restore the original contour
  • verb to assemble or put together from parts

Construction

  • To create a mass by applying successive layers.

Medical

  • noun
    (written as build-up)
    a gradual process of being added to
  • verb to form gradually by being added to, or to form something in this way
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