- 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 rebuilded
To come nearer home, I rebuilded this little St Barnabas' church of ours.Puck of Pook's Hill
He had built new bridges by the dozens; purchased and rebuilded cars and locomotives by the hundreds.
Once, there at the beginning of the nineties, Grand Trunk made tentative offers for the control of the rebuilded property.
For we look to the bed as a refuge from our troubles, as a sanctuary wherein is rebuilded our strength.The Nervous Housewife
- 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 rebuilded
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