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[uhp-bild] /ʌpˈbɪld/
verb (used with object), upbuilt, upbuilding.
to build up, as with the result of establishing, increasing, enlarging, or fortifying.
Origin of upbuild
First recorded in 1505-15; up- + build
Related forms
upbuilder, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We have helped to upbuild that Empire, and we claim our inheritance.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • In every way possible they tried to upbuild its infant industries.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • The aim of the commodity rate was to upbuild a new industry.

  • Oregon was another land to conquer, to settle, and to upbuild.

    Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon Frederick Van Voorhies Holman
  • He was a liberal man, ever ready to embark his means in enterprises calculated to upbuild and aid in the progress of Seattle.

    Blazing The Way Emily Inez Denny
  • He had come to Rockhaven to upbuild his fortune, believing himself in a fair way to do so.

    Rockhaven Charles Munn
  • It did not seek to tear down in a day what had taken the patient labor of years to upbuild.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • The soil, by the friends word, was kindly; Higginson Peabody thought it would nourish and upbuild a paper.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Earnest and zealous in his efforts to upbuild the church, his labors wrought good results.

  • As one goes through the store he finds many evidences of the things that go to upbuild that spirit.

    The Romance of a Great Store Edward Hungerford
British Dictionary definitions for upbuild


verb -builds, -building, -built
(transitive) to build up; enlarge, increase, etc
Derived Forms
upbuilder, noun
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