a building up, as of military forces; increase in amount or number.
a process of growth; strengthening; development:
the buildup of heavy industry.
an accumulation, as of a particular type of material:
a buildup of salt deposits.
an increase, as in potential, intensity, or pressure:
A buildup of suspense began halfway through the movie.
a progressive or sequential development:
the buildup of helium atoms from hydrogen.
praise or publicity designed to enhance a reputation or popularize someone or something:
The studio spent $100,000 on the new star’s buildup.
a process of preparation designed to make possible the achievement of an ultimate objective:
a lengthy buildup to a sales pitch.
encouragement; a psychological lift:
Every time I need a buildup, I look at her picture.
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Publicity and other provisions for introducing a new product, entertainer, etc: the buildup for a concert (1920s+)
The careful preparation of a potential customer or victim (1940s+)
a person who builds. a person who constructs buildings under contract or as a speculation. a substance, as an abrasive or filler, added to soaps or other cleaning agents to increase their effectiveness. Contemporary Examples A New Project Makes Owning an Ecofriendly Smart House Possible for More Than Just the 1 Percent Edward Ferguson July […]
clove hitch. a knot or hitch for fastening a rope to a spar or larger rope, consisting of two half hitches made in opposite directions, the two parts of the rope emerging also in opposite directions. noun a knot or hitch used for securing a rope to a spar, post, or larger rope
the practice of climbing tall urban buildings, for sport or publicity.
a relatively permanent enclosed construction over a plot of land, having a roof and usually windows and often more than one level, used for any of a wide variety of activities, as living, entertaining, or manufacturing. anything built or constructed. the act, business, or practice of constructing houses, office buildings, etc. to construct (especially something […]