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Origin of buildup
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Example sentences from the Web for buildup
Despite the media buildup stressing the tenseness of Washington’s mood, one didn’t feel the anxiety.America yearns for an era of good feeling. The inaugural ceremony launched one.|Peter Marks|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
The fan will help speed up the evaporation mechanism and distribute moisture over a wider area, the larger water tank will accommodate infrequent water changes, and the filter will prevent large-scale dust and mold buildup.The best humidifier: Fight dry air (and a dry nose) all winter long|PopSci Commerce Team|January 15, 2021|Popular Science
Tokyo’s supporters will point out that the buildup to every Games is dogged by problems.Can Tokyo Safely Host the Olympic Games This Summer?|Charlie Campbell|January 12, 2021|Time
There’s a great deal of slow story buildup until the last 10 minutes or so, at which point about three movies’ worth of plot hit at once.In Herself, a Young Dublin Mother Builds a House to Find Her Way Home|Stephanie Zacharek|January 8, 2021|Time
As we age, the scaffolding on which our cells sit accumulates protein buildup that makes it stiffer.Cracking the code of biological aging could solve America’s health care crisis|matthewheimer|December 30, 2020|Fortune
Never mind the huge buildup of clandestine operatives and secret warriors since 9/11.
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
Although USGA still operates, many LGBT undergrads feel it went down hill after an initial buildup.
But they did not alter the basic war orientation of their economies and they pressed on with the industrial-military buildup.East-West Trade Trends|Harold E. Stassen
Of course it was another piece of callow whistling in the dark, but it was a buildup, too.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
Finally, we shifted our emphasis from defense to domestic problems while our adversaries continued a massive buildup of arms.
In other free countries the defense buildup has created severe economic problems.State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman|Harry S. Truman
From the big buildup, he had had half a notion that the President himself might be there.Damned If You Don't|Gordon Randall Garrett
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]