He also uprooted more than 500,000 people and destroyed entire neighborhoods to build them all.
Have you used your book money and movie royalties to build the biggest house in the Ozarks?
In Ghosts she documents their attempt, after numerous breakups over decades and continents, to build a peaceful, conjugal life.
Last year, over 214,000 workers were posted in Africa to build highways, bridges, dams, and power plants.
The centrist group thinks they can build centrist grassroots army.
An' all the people who helped to make all them things you used to build with, they're all here too.
He'd build it for the farmer and have some business sense about it.
He gives them, later, just earth enough to build a house on.
If you wanted to build a house, of what should you build it?
Is that the force that is to build the future and fashion the city of our dreams?
late Old English byldan "construct a house," verb form of bold "house," from Proto-Germanic *buthlam (cf. Old Saxon bodl, Old Frisian bodel "building, house"), from PIE *bhu- "to dwell," from root *bheue- "to be, exist, grow" (see be). Rare in Old English; in Middle English it won out over more common Old English timbran (see timber). Modern spelling is unexplained. Figurative use from mid-15c. Of physical things other than buildings from late 16c. Related: Builded (archaic); built; building.
In the United States, this verb is used with much more latitude than in England. There, as Fennimore Cooper puts it, everything is BUILT. The priest BUILDS up a flock; the speculator a fortune; the lawyer a reputation; the landlord a town; and the tailor, as in England, BUILDS up a suit of clothes. A fire is BUILT instead of made, and the expression is even extended to individuals, to be BUILT being used with the meaning of formed. [Farmer, "Slang and Its Analogues," 1890]
"style of construction," 1660s, from build (v.). Earlier in this sense was built (1610s). Meaning "physical construction and fitness of a person" attested by 1981. Earliest sense, now obsolete, was "a building" (early 14c.).
To prepare someone for swindling, extortion, etc; SET someone UP (1920s+ Underworld)
[first noun sense perhaps influenced by earlier build, ''the look and shape of tailored clothing'']