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English definition of “build-up”


noun [singular]     /ˈbɪldʌp/
a slow increase in something: the build-up of traffic Becoming biggerEnlarging and inflating
the build-up to sth UK the period of preparation before something happens : There was a lot of excitement in the build-up to the Olympics .Preparing
(Definition of build-up noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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