build
noun.
constitution of the human body
noun.
alternative names for the body of a human being
Leonardo studied the human body|he has a strong physique|the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
verb.
make by combining materials and parts
this little pig made his house out of straw|Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer
Synonym: construct, make
verb.
form or accumulate steadily
Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly|Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border
verb.
build or establish something abstract
build a reputation
Synonym: establish
verb.
improve the cleansing action of
build detergents
verb.
order, supervise, or finance the construction of
The government is building new schools in this state
verb.
give form to, according to a plan
build a modern nation|build a million-dollar business
verb.
be engaged in building
These architects build in interesting and new styles
verb.
found or ground
build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation
verb.
bolster or strengthen
We worked up courage|build up confidence|ramp up security in the airports
verb.
develop and grow
Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera