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Noun build has 2 senses
  1. physique, build, body-build, habitus - constitution of the human body
    --1 is a kind of bodily property
    --1 has particulars:
     lankiness; dumpiness, squattiness; body type, somatotype
  2. human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
    --2 is a kind of body, organic structure, physical structure
    --2 is a part of
     person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul; homo, man, human being, human
    --2 has particulars:
     person; juvenile body; adult body; male body; female body
Verb build has 10 senses
  1. construct, build, make - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
    --1 is one way to make, create
    Derived forms: noun builder2, noun building2
    Sample sentence:
    The men build the bookshelves
  2. build up, work up, build, progress - form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
    --2 is one way to develop
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. build, establish - build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"
    --3 is one way to make, create
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. build - improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents"
    --4 is one way to
    better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
    Derived form: noun builder1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  5. build - order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state"
    --5 is one way to
    oversee, supervise, superintend, manage
    Derived form: noun building3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. build - give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business"
    --6 is one way to
    develop
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. build - be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles"
    --7 is one way to
    create
    Derived form: noun building3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  8. build - found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"
    --8 is one way to
    establish, base, ground, found
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. build up, work up, build, ramp up - bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"
    --9 is one way to increase
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  10. build - develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
    --10 is one way to
    intensify, deepen
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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