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Example sentences from the Web for buildup
The whole season for me was about the buildup to the wedding.Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Personal Stories Behind His 'Modern Family' Marriage Arc|Jesse Tyler Ferguson|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That sounds small, but the buildup of Hezbollah forces in Syria was gradual, too.
The core of the story is set against the backdrop of the Iraq invasion, the buildup, and the immediate aftermath.Newsweek Takedown From Beyond the Grave: Michael Hastings’s Fiction Tells the Truth|Christopher Dickey|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One theory revolves around 9/11 and the buildup to the first Iraq War.
Chatterjee and his team found that D-PDMP almost totally eliminated the buildup of cholesterol in vital regions of the body.Scientists at Johns Hopkins Come Closer to Eliminating Heart Disease|Dale Eisinger|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course it was another piece of callow whistling in the dark, but it was a buildup, too.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
But information about the precise results of their ordinary use and their buildup in nature accumulates very slowly.The Nation's River|United States Department of the Interior
British Dictionary definitions for buildup
Idioms and Phrases with buildup
Fill an area with houses or other buildings, urbanize. For example, We want to protect the wetlands against those who want to build up the area. [c. 1400]
Gradually develop, increase in stages. For example, I want to build up my endurance for the race. [Early 1700s]
Accumulate or collect, as in A lot of rust has built up on the farm machinery. [Mid-1900s]
Increase, strengthen, develop toward, as in The sound built up until it was nearly deafening, or His argument was building up to a grand climax. [c. 1930]
Establish or enhance a reputation; praise or flatter. For example, Months before the official campaign could begin, they had been building up the senator's image. [c. 1930]