- 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.
Origin of rebuild
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Examples from the Web for rebuilding
Before dying in 1219, Marshal would begin the task of rebuilding England after decades of war.England’s Greatest Knight Puts ‘Game of Thrones’ to Shame
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Looking at the new season, we now have Coulson as the new S.H.I.E.L.D. director, tasked with rebuilding the agency.The Leaner, Meaner Season 2 of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’
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Many are still sorting through overturned barrels and rebuilding their production facilities.Cleaning Up From Napa's Winepocalypse
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Anna suggests going out for dinner because she wants to make new memories and try to start that process of rebuilding things.How Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt Navigated Anna's Controversial Rape Arc
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But before we can start talking about rebuilding areas affected by systemic poverty, we need to confront crime.Send the National Guard to Chicago
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This shows that the books were certainly compiled after the rebuilding of the city.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
He said the men were rebuilding the stockade and getting in the harvest.The Trail Book
Yet, at the rebuilding of the temple, Ezra was a ready scribe in that lost writing.Mysticism and its Results
Naturally the cost of rebuilding exceeded the original estimate.
This doubtless refers to the rebuilding of the Fortune and the Red Bull.
- 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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Word Origin and History for rebuilding
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