[ bild-doun ]
/ ˈbɪldˌdaʊn /
a process for reducing armaments, especially the number of nuclear weapons held by the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., by eliminating several older weapons for each new one that is deployed.
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- build in,
- build into,
- build on,
- build on sand,
- build up,
- builder's knot,
Origin of build-down
First recorded in 1980–85; by analogy with buildup
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