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build-up

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  • n.逐步的增长;准备过程;宣扬;鼓吹
  • Web堆积;积聚;积累
Plural Form:build-ups  
build-up
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n.
1.
[sing][u]
逐步的增长an increase in the amount of sth over a period of time
a steady build-up of traffic in the evenings
晚间逐渐繁忙的交通
2.
[c][ususing]
~ (to sth)
(重要事情的)准备期,准备过程the time before an important event, when people are preparing for it
the build-up to the President's visit
总统访问前的准备工作
3.
[c][ususing]
宣扬;鼓吹a very positive and enthusiastic description of sth that is going to happen, that is intended to make people excited about it
The media have given the show a huge build-up.
传媒为这次演出大力造势。

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