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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Origin of build

before 1150; Middle English bilden,Old English byldan, derivative of bold, variant of botl dwelling, house

OTHER WORDS FROM build

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH build

billed, build
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How to use build in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for build

build
/ (bɪld) /

verb builds, building or built
noun
physical form, figure, or proportionsa man with an athletic build

Word Origin for build

Old English byldan; related to bylda farmer, bold building, Old Norse bōl farm, dwelling; see bower 1
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Other Idioms and Phrases with build

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