build up

Definitions

  • She would build a monument that would tower up to the skies
    She would build a monument that would tower up to the skies
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v build up enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages "build up your savings"
    • v build up change the use of and make available or usable "develop land","The country developed its natural resources","The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"
    • v build up form or accumulate steadily "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly","Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
    • v build up bolster or strengthen "We worked up courage","build up confidence","ramp up security in the airports"
    • v build up prepare oneself for a military confrontation "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East","troops are building up on the Iraqi border"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Gases that build up in your large intestine cause flatulence. It usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes for these gases to pass through your system
    • Build up to close up by building, as a door: to erect any edifice, as a reputation: to edify spiritually, as the church
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Quotations

  • Marsha Sinetar
    Marsha Sinetar
    “Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people but if we tried to shut up the insane we would run out of building materials.”
  • Jim Rohn
    Jim%20Rohn
    “Whatever good things we build end up building us.”
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin%20Coolidge
    “Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.”
  • Jimmy Page
    Jimmy Page
    “My vocation is more in composition really than anything else -- building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army.”
  • Knute Rockne
    Knute Rockne
    “Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gebyld, bold, a dwelling, from an assumed byldan, to build.

Usage

In literature:

It was not practical, even to build up a reserve of fluid.
"Sand Doom" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
In it, as became such an up-to-date building, was established a lift.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Lime breaks down vegetable matter and makes its constituent plant foods quickly available, but prevents a build-up of humus in the soil.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
It is easy to reconstruct the scene of building up the first terrace.
"From a Terrace in Prague" by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
Deep drifts were piled up on all the corners and on the lee side of all buildings.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
Well-organized concerns build up from within.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
In fact the sea is eating away the land much faster than the river can build it up.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
See, get all the rice and coffee bags to be found, and fill them with earth; we may soon build up a tolerably strong fortification.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
It builds up an organism into its own form.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
To gain possession of the railroad and run it so as to build up the country, and thus prosper as the farmers prospered, was his ambition.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
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In poetry:

Build it up with iron and steel,
Iron and steel, iron and steel,
Build it up with iron and steel,
My fair Lady.
"London Bridge is Falling Down" by Anonymous British
Build it up with silver and gold,
Silver and gold, silver and gold,
Build it up with silver and gold,
My fair Lady.
"London Bridge is Falling Down" by Anonymous British
Come, and make all things new,
Build up this ruined earth;
Restore our faded Paradise,
Creation’s second birth.
"Come, Lord, and Tarry Not" by Horatius Bonar
With what dreams of beams
Shall we build up day,
At what sourceless streams
Seek to drink in dreams
Ere they pass away?
"Christmas Antiphones" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Lord, build up for me a ladder,
Reaching into perfect day,
That my hopes this word may grapple,
Showing me the right of way.
"Spotless (James 1:21)" by Frank Barbour Coffin
The Lord builds up Jerusalem,
And gathers nations to his name;
His mercy melts the stubborn soul,
And makes the broken spirit whole.
"Psalm 147 part 1" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Fire hydrants are flushed several times a year to clear the water mains of internal corrosion and residue that builds up naturally in the water mains.
McCarthy said given the nations problems, and the build up from 2006 until the present with "wave elections," the country has reached a crescendo in its history that will fundamentally alter its direction for another generation .
Genetically Engineered Tomatoes Decrease Plaque Build-up in Mice.
Winger hones his natural skills with extra work as All Blacks build up for Italy clash.
GDP revised after int'l trade stronger than expected, businesses build up inventories.
The thrust of the Indian Government on building up infrastructure also help the industry to grow economically.
Tomasi focused on Guy 's origin and being raised in a big Irish clan — all with red hair and "G" names — in a September zero issue in order to build up a supporting cast for the character, a human Green Lantern who first appeared in 1968.
7s Belkys Nerey shows us how the neighborhood is building up a foundation for good health in tonight's Style File.
Build up a solid base of experience with partners before attempting an ambitious trip alone.
"They're taking the pollen to the hive , and they're in the process of building up the hive right now," he said.
Hot weather increases heat build-up and weakens tires.
Residents have wondered whether the hum , which to us sounds a lot like the music used to build up tension in a horror movie scene, came from nature or nearby industries.
Mike Madison of Ice Rink Events sprays water to build up the layers of ice that will serve as the University of Nebraska Medical Center's outdoor ice skating rink .
In building up village and hamlet centers to be high-density and therefore low-impact, this would create opportunities on the East End for implementing transit centers.
Tim Farrell/The Star Ledger Yankees pitcher David Phelps needs to build up stamina.
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In science:

This is the result of build-up of detector currents from ion tails, convoluted in addition with the response of the preamplifier.
Prototype tests for the ALICE TRD
For the case of electrons the probability to find the largest cluster is strongly increasing towards the entrance of the detector (higher time bin number) due mainly to the contribution of TR, while for pions there is only a slight increase which is due to the ion tail build-up explained above.
Prototype tests for the ALICE TRD
As we have already seen, this builds up temporal correlations and Monte Carlo estimates of the macroscopic properties become unreliable.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
We have to build up the function ˜β (E ) recursively like we built α(E ) in entropic sampling.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Using (3.12) it is straightforward to build up a formal power series in s, since ¨xa = ξ a etc.
Quantum general invariance and loop gravity
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