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build sth/sb up

verb uk phrasal verb with build   /bɪld/ (built, built) us  
to praise something or someone in a way that will influence people's opinions; to make a person feel more confident: A good teacher builds you up. For weeks the media has been building up the national basketball team.
Translations of “build sth/sb up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 讚揚, 吹捧…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赞扬, 吹捧…
(Definition of build sth/sb up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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