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rebuild

verb [T] uk   /ˌriːˈbɪld/ (rebuilt, rebuilt) us  
B1 to build something again that has been damaged or destroyed: The cathedral was completely rebuilt in 1425 after it had been destroyed by fire.B2 If you rebuild a system or organization, you develop it so that it works effectively: Before the election, the party claimed it would rebuild the country's economy.rebuild your life B2 to try to return to the good situation that you were in before an unpleasant event happened to you: Many people have difficulty in rebuilding their lives when they come out of prison.
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