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Spanish translation of “build”

build

verb /bild/ (past tense, past participle built /-t/)
to form or construct from parts
construir
build a bridge/house/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)
construcción
a building contractor.
anything built
edificio
The new supermarket is a very ugly building.
building site noun a piece of land where something is being built; construction site
Área de Obra
He suffered the injury while working on a building site.
building society noun (plural building societies) (British ) a business firm that lends money for building or buying houses; savings and loan association (American)
sociedad hipotecaria
She opened an account with a building society.
built-in adjective forming a permanent part of the building etc
incorporado
Built-in cupboards save space.
built-up adjective covered with houses etc
urbanizado
a built-up area.
build up phrasal verb to increase (the size or extent of)
aumentar
The traffic begins to build up at around five o’clock.
to strengthen gradually (a business, one’s health, reputation etc)
crear
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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