built Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb make by combining materials and parts
make; build; construct.
- this little pig made his house out of straw
- Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer
verb form or accumulate steadily
build up; progress; build; work up.
- Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly
- Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border
verb build or establish something abstract
verb improve the cleansing action of
verb order, supervise, or finance the construction of
- The government is building new schools in this state
verb give form to, according to a plan
- build a modern nation
- build a million-dollar business
verb be engaged in building
- These architects build in interesting and new styles
verb found or ground
- build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation
verb bolster or strengthen
build up; build; work up; ramp up.
- We worked up courage
- build up confidence
- ramp up security in the airports
verb develop and grow
- Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera
adjective satellite (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness
- the built liquid detergents
- Shape; build; form of structure; as, the built of a ship. Obs.
- Formed; shaped; constructed; made; -- often used in composition and preceded by the word denoting the form; as, frigate-built, clipper-built, etc.
Like the generality of Genoese countrywomen, strongly built.
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