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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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