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English noun: buildup

1. buildup (act) the act of building up an accumulation

SamplesI envied his rapid buildup of assets.
A military buildup in preparation for the invasion.

Broader (hypernym)accrual, accruement, accumulation

Narrower (hyponym)deposit, deposition

2. buildup (process) the result of the process of accumulation

SamplesThe buildup of leaves blocked the drain pipes.

Broader (hypernym)accretion, accumulation

3. buildup (communication) highly favorable publicity and praise

SamplesHis letter of recommendation gave her a terrific buildup.

Broader (hypernym)packaging, promotion, promotional material, publicity

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