build in

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build in

(tr, adverb) to incorporate or construct as an integral part: to build in safety features.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: in - make something an integral part of something else; "we can build in a special clause to make the contract better for you"
incorporate, integrate - make into a whole or make part of a whole; "She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal"
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1. To make or form (a structure):
2. To create by forming, combining, or altering materials:
3. To create by combining parts or elements:
5. To provide a basis for:
phrasal verb
build in
To construct or include as an integral or permanent part:
phrasal verb
build up
1. To achieve an increase of gradually:
3. To make known vigorously the positive features of (a product):
Informal: pitch, plug.
Slang: push.
4. To increase or seek to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity:
Informal: plug.
Slang: hype.
The physical or constitutional characteristics of a person:
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w>build in

vt sep (lit, fig) wardrobe, proviso etceinbauen; (fig) extra timeeinplanen ? built-in
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But an industry that began with government contracts to build INS processing and detention centers some 15 years ago was near bankrupt by the end of 2000.