from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of amassing or increasing: a military buildup; a buildup of tension during the strike.
- n. The result of building up: a pipe clogged by rust buildup.
- n. Widely favorable publicity, especially by a systematic campaign: The new movie was given a tremendous buildup in the media.
- n. Extravagant praise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An accumulation; an increase; a gradual development.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the act of building up an accumulation.
- n. the events, such as advertising or publicity, causing increased interest in some coming event.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages
- v. change the use of and make available or usable
- v. prepare oneself for a military confrontation
- v. form or accumulate steadily
- v. bolster or strengthen
- n. the result of the process of accumulation
- n. highly favorable publicity and praise
- n. the act of building up an accumulation
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