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build·up

also build-up  (bĭld′ŭp′)
n.
1. The act or process of amassing or increasing: a military buildup; a buildup of tension during the strike.
2. The result of building up: a pipe clogged by rust buildup.
3.
a. Widely favorable publicity, especially by a systematic campaign: The new movie was given a tremendous buildup in the media.
b. Extravagant praise.
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build-up

noun
2. accumulation, amassing, accretion a build-up of gases in the city's sewers
3. hype, promotion, publicity, plug (informal), puff, razzmatazz (slang), brouhaha, ballyhoo (informal) the build-up for the film
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build-up

[ˈbɪldʌp] N
1. [of pressure, tension, traffic] → aumento m; [of gas] → acumulación f, concentración f; [of forces] → concentración f
2. (= publicity) → propaganda f
to give sth/sb a good build-uphacer mucha propaganda a favor de algo/algn

build-up

n
(inf)Werbung f; publicity build-upWerbekampagne f; they gave the play a good build-upsie haben das Stück ganz groß herausgebracht (inf); the chairman gave the speaker a tremendous build-upder Vorsitzende hat den Redner ganz groß angekündigt
(of pressure)Steigerung f; (Tech also) → Verdichtung f; build-up of troopsTruppenmassierungen pl; a traffic build-up, a build-up of trafficeine Verkehrsverdichtung

build-up

[ˈbɪldʌp] n
a. (of pressure, gas) → aumento, accumulo (Mil) (of troops) → ammassamento; (of traffic) → aumento di volume, intensificarsi m (fig) (of tension) → aumento
b. (publicity) → campagna pubblicitaria
to give sb/sth a good build-up → fare buona pubblicità a qn/qc
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