Synonyms of build something up in English:

build something up

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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

British tot up