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Spanish translation of “build”


verb /bild/ (past tense, past participle built /-t/)
to form or construct from parts build a house/railway/bookcase. builder noun a person who builds houses etc The builder who built our house has gone bankrupt. building noun the art or business of putting up (houses etc) (also adjective) a building contractor. anything built The new supermarket is a very ugly building. building society a business firm that lends money for building or buying houses.
sociedad hipotecaria
built-in adjective forming a permanent part of the building etc
Built-in cupboards save space.
built-up adjective covered with houses etc a built-up area. build up to increase (the size or extent of) The traffic begins to build up at around five o’clock. to strengthen gradually (a business, one’s health, reputation etc) His father built up that grocery business from nothing.
(Definition of build from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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