Meaning of “built-up” in the English Dictionary

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"built-up" in English

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built-upadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌbɪltˈʌp/ us /ˌbɪltˈʌp/

Examples from literature

  • Fortunately, it's a locality of forested mountains and valley farms, rather than a built-up industrial district. 
  • I walked the length of the built-up waterfront. 
  • The stretch cut through by the Birmingham railway is the most thickly built-up and the worst. 

(Definition of “built-up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)