rebuild

[ree-bild]
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verb (used with object), re·built or (Archaic) re·build·ed; re·build·ing.
  1. to repair, especially to dismantle and reassemble with new parts: to rebuild an old car.
  2. to replace, restrengthen, or reinforce: to rebuild an army.
  3. to revise, reshape, or reorganize: to rebuild a shattered career.
verb (used without object), re·built or (Archaic) re·build·ed; re·build·ing.
  1. to build again or afresh: With the insurance money we can rebuild.

Origin of rebuild

First recorded in 1605–15; re- + build
Related formsre·build·a·ble, adjectivere·build·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·build·er, nounun·re·built, adjective
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Related Words for rebuilding

fix, build, reconstruct, overhaul, refurbish, patch, recondition, reassemble

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British Dictionary definitions for rebuilding

rebuild

verb -builds, -building or -built
  1. to make, construct, or form againthe cost of rebuilding the house
  2. (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

rebuild

v.

c.1600 (implied in rebuilding), from re- "back, again" + build (v.). Related: Rebuilt.

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