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build·up (build-up)

buildup (build-up)

 
pronunciation:
bIld uhp [or] bIld uhp
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act, instance, or process of increasing in amount, number, or strength; accumulation; increase; growth.
a buildup of dustthe arms buildup
similar words:
accretion, increase
definition 2: the act or process of promoting, as in advertising.
definition 3: a period of preparatory activity.
the long buildup to his proposal of marriage
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