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Word Example of - build-up

    Example Sentences for build-up

    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.

Word Origin & History of - build-up

    Word Origin & History

    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.

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