They subsequently moved to Boston, where they raised four sons and built up a fortune as real-estate developers.
Besides, the tremendous rage that had built up within his Telugu subjects needed a release.
Another issue is the sense of impunity that has built up through the years regarding civilian casualties.
Abominable acts of violence have become common enough in Mexico that the public has built up a tolerance for such news.
But even an audio recording is unlikely to remove the deep suspicions about Omar that have built up over the years.
This case is made of plaster, and is built up by hand around the pattern.
Character is built up, for good or for evil, by slow degrees.
At broad daylight he was in a big factory which his own endeavors had built up.
The abutment forms were built up as the concreting progressed.
The way in which this school has been built up is so interesting that it may be well to refer to it somewhat in detail.
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'']