build up

build up

  1. To erect; to construct.
  2. To close up by building.
    to build up a door
  3. (intransitive, transitive, idiomatic) To accumulate, to pile up, to increase in stages.
    Ever since the secretary left, the letters in my inbox have started to build up.
  4. (transitive, idiomatic) To strengthen.
    They had to build up their fortress to protect against attack.
  5. (card games) In solitaire card games, to place a card over another card of lower value. (e.g., place 5♦ over 4♣)
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  1. Misspelling of buildup

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