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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2019:

Principal Translations
InglésEspañol
build [sth] up,
build up [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
figurative (business, etc.: develop)desarrollar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 Johnson gradually built up his business empire.
 José desarrolló su empresa poco a poco.
build [sth] up,
build up [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(muscles, physique: develop)desarrollar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
build [sth] up,
build up [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
figurative (confidence: strengthen)reforzar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 The victory will help the team to build up its confidence.
 La victoria ayudará al equipo a reforzar su confianza en sí mismo.
build up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative, informal (feeling: mount)crecer viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
build up to [sth] vi phrasal + prep figurative (work gradually towards [sth])construirse hacia v prnl + prep
 The race was building up to an exciting finish.
 La carrera se fue construyendo hacia un emocionante final.
build [sth] up,
build up [sth]
vtr + adv
(construct) (edificio)levantar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
  erigir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 They built up the wall using bricks made from local stone.
 Levantaron las paredes con ladrillos de adobe.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2019:

Principal Translations
InglésEspañol
buildup,
build-up,
buildup of [sth],
build-up of [sth]
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(gradual increase)desarrollo nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
 Lack of exercise leads to a gradual build-up of fat in the body.
 La falta de ejercicio contribuye al desarrollo gradual de grasa corporal.
  crecimiento nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
  aumento nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
 La falta de ejercicio contribuye al crecimiento gradual de grasa corporal.
buildup nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (period before an event)preámbulo nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
  momentos previos nmpl + adj
 The athletes work hard during the buildup to the Olympics.
 Los atletas trabajaron duro durante el preámbulo a las Olimpiadas.
 Los atletas trabajaron duro durante los momentos previos a las Olimpiadas.
buildup,
build-up,
buildup to [sth],
build-up to [sth]
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative (gradual approach to an event)ascenso gradual nm + adj mf
 I'll be watching the build-up to the big game on the sports channel.
 Voy a mirar el ascenso gradual al gran partido por el canal de deportes.
buildup nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (accumulation)acumulación nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla").
 You can use a razor blade to remove the buildup of soot.
 Puedes usar una hoja de afeitar para remover la acumulación de hollín.
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