build on (2)
Meaning: to add a new section to a house or a building
- build on We need a bigger house, and we can either sell this one and buy a bigger one, or keep this one and build on.
- build sth on The owners wanted two extra floors and they built them on without getting approval from the council, so now they have to pull the whole building down.
- build on sth We're going to build on another bedroom out the back.
build on (2): room, floor, storey, extension, verandah, porch, carport, garage
Instead of buying a bigger house, we've decided to build on