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View synonyms for built-up

built-up

[ bilt-uhp ]

adjective

  1. built by the fastening together of several parts or enlarged by the addition of layers:

    This shoe has a built-up heel.

  2. (of an area) filled in with houses, as an urban region.


built-up

adjective

  1. having many buildings (esp in the phrase built-up area )
  2. denoting a beam, girder, or stanchion constructed of sections welded, riveted, or bolted together, etc
  3. increased by the addition of parts

    built-up heels



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Word History and Origins

Origin of built-up1

First recorded in 1820–30
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Example Sentences

Yes, the future lawmaker built up a full-service Santa business with a sleigh pulled by real reindeer.

Arturo in particular built up the organization and aligned it with the Sinaloa and Juarez cartels in the early 2000s.

“There was definitely some bias built up there that was based on my past success and previous exposure,” he says.

Abominable acts of violence have become common enough in Mexico that the public has built up a tolerance for such news.

He asserts that if the US had backed Syrian rebels militarily it would have built up a moderate counter-weight to ISIS.

I was an Innkeeper, who loved to carouse; J was a Joiner, and built up a house.

Civilisation is built up of the "heresies" of men who thought freely and spoke bravely.

The sides of the semi-eliptical vault had to be built up with brick-work, leaving only a narrow passage in the middle.

The day shall come, that thy walls may be built up: in that day shall the law be far removed.

In some places it would appear that they were built up wall-shape, liquid cement being poured into the interstices.

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