to repair, especially to dismantle and reassemble with new parts: to rebuild an old car.
to replace, restrengthen, or reinforce: to rebuild an army.
to revise, reshape, or reorganize: to rebuild a shattered career.
to build again or afresh: With the insurance money we can rebuild.
- re·build·a·ble, adjective
- re·build·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- re·build·er, noun
- un·re·built, adjective
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How to use rebuild in a sentence
Five of the seven players on the Spitfire roster come from the British Hurricane but the Hurricane will rebuild and continue to exist as an academy team in Overwatch Contenders, Müller said.The OWL’s London Spitfire are hoping to go big by going home | Teddy Amenabar | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
We are working on building, and in some cases rebuilding, our relationships with timber companies in our area, and I am encouraged by our progress.“We Have Counties in Deep Trouble”: Oregon Lawmakers Seek to Reverse Timber Tax Cuts That Cost Communities Billions | by Rob Davis, The Oregonian/OregonLive, and Tony Schick, Oregon Public Broadcasting | February 5, 2021 | ProPublica
It’s a move the company has been working towards for some time, but it really began to take shape when they shifted their operations to AWS and rebuilt the entire stack as a set of microservices beginning in 2016.Atlassian stops selling on-prem server licenses, adds new enteprise pricing tier | Ron Miller | February 2, 2021 | TechCrunch
With a new coach in Dan Campbell and a new general manager in Brad Holmes, the Lions are retooling, and now they have plenty of draft assets to assist their rebuilding efforts.Lions agree to trade Matthew Stafford to Rams for Jared Goff, draft picks | Mark Maske | January 31, 2021 | Washington Post
As countries scramble to rebuild economies battered by the worst slowdown in nearly a century, some are poised to do better than others.Beyond GameStop: Are You Ready for an Economic Moonshot? | Charu Kasturi | January 31, 2021 | Ozy
The family behind Sotto Sotto says that they plan to rebuild, but an insider tells me it may be a while.The Fiery Death of Sotto Sotto, Toronto’s Celebrity Hotspot | Shinan Govani | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The leadership needed in America today is not to run the country, but to rebuild it.
He is a representative of the Free Russia Foundation, an organization which aims to rebuild freedom and democracy in Russia.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015 | Movements.Org | December 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The U.S. has spent approximately $120 billion to rebuild the central Asian nation, according to SIGAR.
Almost every country present pledged to either adopt a church or rebuild a school.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake | Barbie Latza Nadeau | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
An agreement to keep it in good repair imposes an obligation on the landlord's part to rebuild.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
So after school that day he slipped up on the hill with the little girl and helped her rebuild again.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine | John Fox, Jr.
Therefore when we hear the sound of the cornet we should implore God to rebuild the Temple.
The people of Richmond were in despair, having no means for present subsistence, or to rebuild or commence business again.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
It was arranged to rebuild the choir on a still larger scale, a bay being added, and the east end rebuilt from the foundation.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle | C. King Eley
British Dictionary definitions for rebuild
to make, construct, or form again: the cost of rebuilding the house
(tr) to restore (a system or situation) to a previous condition: his struggle to rebuild his life
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