Build-up of military strength to resist aggression by other planetary governments.
But with this build-up, it will seem like an ordinary hunt for a criminal gang.
That must have been a build-up, but Ben goofed his cue to move in on Sco and me for a close.
And they were ready to spend a hunk of moolah on the build-up.
We know it's all a build-up for you to make a deal for them, eh?
It accelerates the continental defense program and the build-up of ready military reserve forces.
build late O.E. byldan "construct a house," verb form of bold "house," from P.Gmc. *buthlam (cf. O.Fris. bodel "building, house"), from PIE *bhu- "to dwell," from base *bheue- "to be, exist, grow." Rare in O.E.; in M.E. it won out over more common O.E. timbran. Modern spelling is unexplained.