One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he built up a huge export business’
establish, set up, form, found, institute, start, begin, bring into being, create, inaugurate, organize
develop, expand, enlarge
2‘he built up his stamina by playing football’
boost, strengthen, increase, improve, invigorate, augment, raise, intensify, enhance, escalate, multiply, swell
informal beef up
3‘over the years I have built up a collection of around 1,700 prints’
accumulate, accrue, amass, collect, gather, stockpile, heap up, rack up, run up, scrape together, hoard, lay in, lay up, garner
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