These new players could have time to build up their reputations and take the entire business away.
After all the build up for Hillary's breakout party, well, you can catch the speech on YouTube.
As a 10-year-old, I had no idea I was helping him build up his strength.
Gaddafi probably will reject a toughened cease-fire because it makes it easier for the West to build up the rebels.
The ultimate goal is to build up “a genre of transformational media entertainment—just like action-adventure or drama.”
My mind finds no grounds on which to build up a reasonable faith.
From it come forth the causes that build up the lower bodies.
Our Chapter has not been very active during the past year, but I hope in the near future to build up a lively Chapter.
You thought I got you to get that raise just to build up our bank account—did n't you?
He set himself to build up a relation between them which should justify the violence offered to natural and spiritual law.
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'']