buildup buildup  /ˈbɪl ˌdəp/


  1. (n) the act of building up an accumulation
  2. (n) the result of the process of accumulation
  3. (n) highly favorable publicity and praise


  1. Over the Kaesong talks fell an ominous shadow; it was cast by a massive Red buildup.
  2. Cabin pressure will be closer to sea level, easing pressure buildup in the sinuses and ears.
  3. With the largest buildup in the Gulf since the start of this Iraq war, it's actually fanning it.


  1. Senate poised to OK border 'surge'

    The proposal for a military-style buildup is intended to draw Republican votes for the larger immigration overhaul. WASHINGTON — The Senate is poised to approve a military-style buildup along the U.S. border with Mexico, doubling the number of Border Patrol agents on the ground and tripling the number of drones overhead — a $30-billion plan designed to win the votes of as many as 15 Republican ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Alex Cobb injury: Rays RHP has fluid buildup in ear, no timetable for return

    Tampa Bay Rays starter Alex Cobb is still battling headaches and is dealing with fluid buildup in his ear from the line drive to the head he took last week. Team doctors are evaluating the young right-hander daily, meaning there is no timetable for his return to the mound at the moment, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times . More Rays: How Much Longer Will Roberto Hernandez Stick Around ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  3. China’s Military Buildup Worrisome, Japan’s U.S. Ambassador Says

    China’s “spectacularly active” naval posture and “massive” military buildup in Asia are part of a pattern of belligerent behavior toward Japan and other neighbors over maritime disputes, according to Japan’s ambassador to the U.S.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "I would give him good marks as a beginning, but we have to do a lot more to take on this long-term debt buildup," said Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, a Democrat.
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: Kent Conrad Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "From what I hear, he's got really outstanding stuff, command of several pitches," Mark Grudzielanek said. "It's great for the game to have somebody come in with all the buildup."
    on Apr 4, 2007 By: Mark Grudzielanek Source:

  3. "There are concerns about China's military buildup," Rice told a television interviewer. "It's sometimes seemed outsized for China's regional role."
    on Nov 17, 2006 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Washington Post

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