rebuild

[ ree-bild ]
/ riˈbɪld /

verb (used with object), re·built or (Archaic) re·build·ed; re·build·ing.

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.

verb (used without object), re·built or (Archaic) re·build·ed; re·build·ing.

to build again or afresh: With the insurance money we can rebuild.

Origin of rebuild

First recorded in 1605–15; re- + build

Related forms

re·build·a·ble, adjectivere·build·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·build·er, nounun·re·built, adjective
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rebuild

/ (riːˈbɪld) /

verb -builds, -building or -built

to make, construct, or form againthe cost of rebuilding the house
(tr) to restore (a system or situation) to a previous conditionhis struggle to rebuild his life

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