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  • n  the act of building up an accumulation
    I envied his rapid buildup of assets
    a military buildup in preparation for the invasion
  • n  the result of the process of accumulation
    the buildup of leaves blocked the drain pipes
  • n  highly favorable publicity and praise
    his letter of recommendation gave her a terrific buildup

  • Over the Kaesong talks fell an ominous shadow; it was cast by a massive Red buildup.
  • THE ECONOMY Whatever its cost in human terms, the buildup in Viet Nam will neither stimulate nor strain the American economy to any important extent.
  • IPCC scientists now say that it is "very likely" that global warming is chiefly driven by the buildup of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases caused by human activity .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 21, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
  • 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 ...
    June 20, 2013 - SB Nation
  • 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.
    June 19, 2013 - Bloomberg

  • Mark Grudzielanek in
    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."
  • Condoleezza Rice in Washington Post
    There are concerns about China's military buildup,Rice told a television interviewer. "It's sometimes seemed outsized for China's regional role."

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