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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 build up

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 build up
      v 1: enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages;
           "build up your savings"
      2: form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's
         plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the
         Indian-Pakistani border" [syn: work up, build, progress]
      3: prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is
         girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are
         building up on the Iraqui border" [syn: arm, fortify,
         gird] [ant: disarm]
      4: bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up
         confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports" [syn: work
         up, build, ramp up]
      5: change the use of and make available or usable; "develop
         land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The
         remote areas of the country were gradually built up" [syn: