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build

verb uk   us   /bɪld/ (built, built)
A2 [T or I] to make something by putting bricks or other materials together: They're building new houses by the river. The birds built their nest in the tree. These old houses are built (= made) of stone. Contractors have started building on waste land near the town. [T] to create and develop something over a long period of time: We want to build a better future for our children.
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build

noun [C or U] uk   us   /bɪld/
the size and shape of a person's body: She was of slim build with short, dark hair.
Translations of “build”
in Arabic يَبْني, يُشَيِّد…
in Korean 건축하다, (건물을) 짓다…
in Malaysian bina…
in French bâtir, construire…
in Turkish inşa etmek, yapmak, kurmak…
in Italian costruire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 建造,修建, 建立, 發展…
in Russian строить, создавать…
in Polish budować…
in Vietnamese xây dựng…
in Spanish construir…
in Portuguese construir, edificar, erigir…
in Thai สร้าง…
in German bauen…
in Catalan construir…
in Japanese ~を建てる, 建築する…
in Indonesian membangun…
in Chinese (Simplified) 建造,修建, 建立, 发展…
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