- to repair, especially to dismantle and reassemble with new parts: to rebuild an old car.
- to replace, restrengthen, or reinforce: to rebuild an army.
- to revise, reshape, or reorganize: to rebuild a shattered career.
- to build again or afresh: With the insurance money we can rebuild.
Origin of rebuild
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Examples from the Web for rebuild
The family behind Sotto Sotto says that they plan to rebuild, but an insider tells me it may be a while.The Fiery Death of Sotto Sotto, Toronto’s Celebrity Hotspot
December 30, 2014
The leadership needed in America today is not to run the country, but to rebuild it.Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans
Philip K. Howard
December 27, 2014
He is a representative of the Free Russia Foundation, an organization which aims to rebuild freedom and democracy in Russia.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
The U.S. has spent approximately $120 billion to rebuild the central Asian nation, according to SIGAR.Special Forces’ $77M ‘Hustler’ Hits Back
December 8, 2014
Almost every country present pledged to either adopt a church or rebuild a school.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 18, 2014
He began to rebuild the palace and ordered that the rubbish be removed from the temples.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
We will rebuild the Chateau d'Hautecoeur, and we will pass the rest of our lives there.The Dream
In the land where he had no name he might yet rebuild his fortunes.Night and Morning, Complete
The first task was to rebuild the huts and move into them from their ships.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
She played the girl, until he could rebuild his fortress and hide his soul from the world.Howards End
E. M. Forster
- to make, construct, or form againthe cost of rebuilding the house
- (tr) to restore (a system or situation) to a previous conditionhis struggle to rebuild his life
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Word Origin and History for rebuild
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