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"rebuild" in British English

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rebuildverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriːˈbɪld/ (rebuilt, rebuilt)
B1 to ​build something again that has been ​damaged or ​destroyed: The ​cathedral was ​completely rebuilt in 1425 after it had been ​destroyed by ​fire.B2 If you rebuild a ​system or ​organization, you ​develop it so that it ​workseffectively: Before the ​election, the ​partyclaimed it would rebuild the country's ​economy.rebuild your life B2 to ​try to ​return to the good ​situation that you were in before an ​unpleasanteventhappened to you: Many ​people have ​difficulty in rebuilding ​theirlives when they come out of ​prison.

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(Definition of rebuild from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rebuildverb [I/T]

 us   /riˈbɪld/ (past tense and past participle rebuilt  /riˈbɪlt/ )
to ​build something again that has been ​damaged or ​destroyed: [T] The ​historicbuilding was ​completely rebuilt after it had ​burned down. If you rebuild a ​system or ​organization, you ​develop it so that it ​workseffectively: [I] The ​company is rebuilding under new ​management.
(Definition of rebuild from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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rebuildverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriːˈbɪld/
to ​build something again after it has been destroyed or ​damaged: After the hurricane, the whole ​infrastructure of the city needed rebuilding.
to make ​bigchanges to a ​company, ​organization, or ​system that is no ​longereffective: It is taking more ​time than a lot of ​businesses expected to ​resume and rebuild their ​operations. Certain countries have been ​exempted from ​quotas in an ​effort to ​help them rebuild their ​economies.
to ​work hard in ​order to ​improve the way ​peoplethink about you after a difficult ​period or a ​period in which you have made mistakes: Some ​bigmultinationalsstruggled to rebuild their credibility in the wake of the ​stockmarketcrash.rebuild confidence/trust/morale We must now begin the complex ​process of rebuilding ​trust among ​employees and their ​confidence in the ​organization.rebuild your career/reputation/image I ​managed to rebuild my ​career by ​payingattention to ​humanrelationships.
(Definition of rebuild from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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