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According to WordNet, the verb "build" has 10 sense(s).
200226882 develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera".
202443424 order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state".
201655505 build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation".
201685601 be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles".
200252990 form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border".
201739099 give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business".
200253277 bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports".
200637115 found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation".
201654628 make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer".
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200447158 improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents".
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