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verb (used with object), up·built, up·build·ing.
  1. to build up, as with the result of establishing, increasing, enlarging, or fortifying.
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Origin of upbuild

First recorded in 1505–15; up- + build
Related formsup·build·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for upbuilding

Historical Examples

  • "What dreams he must have had for the upbuilding of that street he named for the one he loved," she said.

    Spring Street

    James H. Richardson

  • The results of their labor are largely to be traced in the upbuilding of other sects.

  • You have discovered the ultimate in creation and upbuilding.

  • The upbuilding of the west is one of the wonders of the world.

  • But we can do none of these things for the upbuilding of the country in peace time.

British Dictionary definitions for upbuilding


verb -builds, -building or -built
  1. (tr) to build up; enlarge, increase, etc
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Derived Formsupbuilder, noun
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