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build·upalso build-up (bĭld′ŭp′)
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.
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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1. increase, development, growth, expansion, accumulation, enlargement, escalation, upsurge, intensification, augmentation a build-up of troops
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. [of pressure, tension, traffic] → aumento m; [of gas] → acumulación f, concentración f; [of forces] → concentración f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(inf) → Werbung f; publicity build-up → Werbekampagne f; they gave the play a good build-up → sie haben das Stück ganz groß herausgebracht (inf); the chairman gave the speaker a tremendous build-up → der Vorsitzende hat den Redner ganz groß angekündigt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
a. (of pressure, gas) → aumento, accumulo (Mil) (of troops) → ammassamento; (of traffic) → aumento di volume, intensificarsi m (fig) (of tension) → aumento
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