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build

verb uk   /bɪld/ (built, built) us  
A2 [T or I] to make something by putting bricks or other materials together: They're building new houses by the river. The birds built their nest in the tree. These old houses are built (= made) of stone. Contractors have started building on waste land near the town. [T] to create and develop something over a long period of time: We want to build a better future for our children.
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noun [C or U] uk   /bɪld/ us  
the size and shape of a person's body: She was of slim build with short, dark hair.
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