Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To build up; increase or enlarge.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To build up; edify; establish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To build up (literally).
  • verb transitive To build up; to develop (figuratively).

Etymologies

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up- +‎ build

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