build on


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Verb1.build on - be based on; of theories and claims, for example; "What's this new evidence based on?"
depend on, depend upon, devolve on, hinge on, hinge upon, turn on, ride - be contingent on; "The outcomes rides on the results of the election"; "Your grade will depends on your homework"
owe - be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense; "This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory"
Translations

w>build on

vt sepanbauen; to build something onto somethingetw an etw (acc)anbauen
vi +prep objbauen auf (+acc)
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You can look at the past, and the 'bad old days,' and be content at just how far we've come, but I want to build on our success.
This deal will provide us with an opportunity to build on this reputation.
We are extremely pleased to have Nick as Snap-on's chairman, president and chief executive officer, and look forward to him continuing to build on the foundation he has laid during his past seven years with the company," said W.