build-up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “build-up” in the English Dictionary

"build-up" in British English

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build-upnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈbɪld.ʌp/

build-up noun [C usually singular] (INCREASE)

an ​increase, ​especially one that is ​gradual: The build-up of ​troops in the ​region makes ​warseem more ​likely.

build-up noun [C usually singular] (PRAISE)

a ​situation in which someone or something is ​praised, ​advertised, or ​talked about on the internet, in ​newspapers, etc.: The ​group got a ​big build-up before ​theirtour, being ​touted by many as the next Beatles.

build-up noun [C usually singular] (PREPARATION)

UK the ​period of ​preparation before something ​happens: There was a lot of ​excitement in the build-up to the Olympics.
(Definition of build-up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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build-upnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈbɪldʌp/
an ​increase in the ​amount of something over a ​period of ​time: Environmentalists are urging ​industries to go ​green in ​order to ​reduce further build-up of CO2emissions.
(Definition of build-up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “build-up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 增加, 增强,加强, 增大…
in Turkish artış, birikim, çoğalma…
in Russian усиление, увеличение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 增加, 增強,加強, 增大…
in Polish wzrost, nasilenie się…
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