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tr.v. re·built (-bĭlt′), re·build·ing, re·builds
1. To build again.
2. To make extensive structural repairs on.
3. To remodel or make extensive changes in: tried to rebuild society.
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vb, -builds, -building or -built
1. to make, construct, or form again: the cost of rebuilding the house.
2. (tr) to restore (a system or situation) to a previous condition: his struggle to rebuild his life.
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The restoration of an item to a standard as nearly as possible to its original condition in appearance, performance, and life expectancy. See also overhaul; repair.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Past participle: rebuilt
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|Verb||1.||rebuild - build again; "The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb"|
construction, building - the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
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verb reconstruct, restore, revamp, renovate, remodel, refashion The castle was rebuilt by his great grandson in 1859.
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rebuild[ˈriːˈbɪld] (rebuilt (pt, pp)) VT → reconstruir
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
rebuild[ˌriːˈbɪld] [rebuilt] [ˌriːˈbɪlt] (pt, pp) vt
[+ building, bridge, town] → reconstruire
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(= restore) house, wall → wieder aufbauen; (fig) society, relationship → wiederherstellen; country → wieder aufbauen; to rebuild one’s life → sein Leben wieder aufbauen; doctors worked to rebuild his face → die Ärzte versuchten, sein Gesicht wiederherzustellen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
rebuild[ˌriːˈbɪld] (rebuilt (pt, pp)) [ˌriːˈbɪlt] vt → ricostruire
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
rebuild→ يُعْيدُ بِنَاء znovu postavit genopbygge wieder aufbauen ξαναχτίζω reconstruir rakentaa uudelleen reconstruire ponovno izgraditi ricostruire 再建する 개축하다 herbouwen gjenoppbygge odbudować reconstruir восстанавливать återuppbygga สร้างใหม่ yeniden yapmak tái thiết 重建
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