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English definition of “build on sth”

build on sth

phrasal verb with build
 
 
/bɪld/ verb (past tense and past participle built)
to use a success or achievement as a base from which to achieve more successIncreasing and intensifying
(Definition of build on sth from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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