Meaning of “build (sth) on sth” in the English Dictionary

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"build (sth) on sth" in Business English

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build (sth) on sth

phrasal verb with build uk /bɪld/ us verb built, built

[ T ] to develop something that was started in the past or created by someone else:

The study builds on research by the nation's leading geneticists.
She built her success on years of experience in the fashion industry.

(Definition of “build (sth) on sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)