build up


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


  • 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


  • To create a mass by applying successive layers.


  • 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