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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`

or build′-up`,



n.
1. an increase, as in amount, number, strength, or intensity: a buildup of military forces.
2. an accumulation, as of a material.
3. a progressive development.
4. praise or publicity designed to enhance a reputation.
5. preparation designed to make possible the achievement of an objective.
[1925–30, Amer.]
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buildup

The process of attaining prescribed strength of units and prescribed levels of vehicles, equipment, stores, and supplies. Also may be applied to the means of accomplishing this process.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buildup - the act of building up an accumulation; "I envied his rapid buildup of assets"; "a military buildup in preparation for the invasion"
accrual, accruement, accumulation - the act of accumulating
deposition, deposit - the act of putting something somewhere
2.buildup - the result of the process of accumulation; "the buildup of leaves blocked the drain pipes"
accretion, accumulation - an increase by natural growth or addition
3.buildup - highly favorable publicity and praise; "his letter of recommendation gave her a terrific buildup"
promotion, promotional material, publicity, packaging - a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution; "the packaging of new ideas"
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buildup

also build-up
noun
2. The result or product of building up:
3. A systematic effort or part of this effort to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity:
Informal: pitch, plug.
Slang: hype.
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Translations

buildup

n depósito, acumulación f
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