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English definition of “build on sth”

build on sth

verb uk phrasal verb with build   /bɪld/ (built, built) us  
to use a success or achievement as a base from which to achieve more success: We must build on our reputation to expand the business. A good relationship is built on trust.Being based on or depending on something
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