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build

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

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]  /ˈbɪl·dər/ us  
There’s a lot of pressure on real estate brokers and home builders to hold down costs.

build

noun [C]  /bɪld/ us  

build noun [C] (BODY)

the particular form of someone’s body: He was short, with a muscular build.
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