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build up (2)

Meaning: to gradually increase

For example:

  • build up Fatty foods make fat deposits build up in the arteries, and it's these fat deposits that cause heart attacks.

  • build up His anger slowly built up over time, until one day he snapped and shot someone because they'd cut him off in traffic.

Quick Quiz:

Tooth decay occurs when plaque builds up on the surface of our teeth because we
  1. brush them too much
  2. don't brush them enough
  3. eat too much plaque

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