build

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɪld/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɪld/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bild)

Inflections of 'build' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
builds
v 3rd person singular
building
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
built
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
built
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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build

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. build a [house, building, shed, wall]
  2. build a [table, shelf, chair]
  3. build a new [world, company, future]
  4. build [a wall, an understanding] between
  5. build it yourself
  6. build with [cement, brick, wood]
  7. built (it) out of [wood]
  8. build and [maintain, install, manage, test, operate]
  9. build on a [cemetery, holy land, swamp]
  10. a [relationship, friendship] built on (mutual) [trust, respect]
  11. built this company from the ground (up)
  12. build up [your strength, the courage, energy, her confidence]
  13. build yourself up
  14. build upon existing [knowledge, ideas, theories]
  15. [rapidly, easily] built
  16. built to [withstand, suit, last]
  17. built into the [ground, wall, foundation]
  18. built for [speed, strength, weight]
  19. [plans, permission, licenses] to build
n
  1. of [strong, weak, large, medium, slight] build
  2. wish I had a [larger, smaller] build
  3. have a build made for [running, basketball]
  4. have a build for a [sprinter, swimmer, jockey]
  5. do not like my build
  6. a [new, modern, old] build of house
  7. this house is a [new] build
  8. is a [common, new, unusual] build (for)
  9. computing: check out this new build I learned
n as adj
  1. [good, reliable, poor] build quality
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