Build-up

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Definition

a build-up: an accumulation, a gradual increase or deposit
noun

to build up: to accumulate, to gradually increase; to develop, to train (someone)
verb

Examples

  • "Smithson argues that stress starts to pose serious threats such as permanent damage to brain cells (which has linked high stress levels to alzheimer's disease and strokes) and high blood pressure (the link between stress and heart attacks) only when the stress is allowed to build up over a long period of time."
  • "As you know, most of the ceiling collapsed due to the excessive water build-up."
  • "Because humans can't release stress hormones such as adrenalin and cortisol, these hormones can build up to dangerous levels in the body."

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