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build

verb  us   /bɪld/ (past tense and past participle built  /bɪlt/ )

build verb (MAKE)

[I/T] to make a structure or something else by putting materials together in a particular way: [T] Without a plan, you can’t build a house. [T] Some owls had built a nest in the chimney. [I] We decided to build on high ground, above the river.

build verb (DEVELOP)

[T] to develop something: They were able to build a family business. She was building a reputation as a designer.
builder
noun [C]  us   /ˈbɪl·dər/
There’s a lot of pressure on real estate brokers and home builders to hold down costs.

build

noun [C]  us   /bɪld/

build noun [C] (BODY)

the particular form of someone’s body: He was short, with a muscular build.
Translations of “build”
in Arabic يَبْني, يُشَيِّد…
in Korean 건축하다, (건물을) 짓다…
in Malaysian bina…
in French bâtir, construire…
in Turkish inşa etmek, yapmak, kurmak…
in Italian costruire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 建造,修建, 建立, 發展…
in Russian строить, создавать…
in Polish budować…
in Vietnamese xây dựng…
in Spanish construir…
in Portuguese construir, edificar, erigir…
in Thai สร้าง…
in German bauen…
in Catalan construir…
in Japanese ~を建てる, 建築する…
in Indonesian membangun…
in Chinese (Simplified) 建造,修建, 建立, 发展…
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