Textual thesaurus for "build up"

(verb) develop

change the use of and make available or usable

develop land; The country developed its natural resources; The remote areas of the country were gradually built up

(verb) work up, progress, build

form or accumulate steadily

Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly; Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border

(verb) build, ramp up, work up

bolster or strengthen

We worked up courage; build up confidence; ramp up security in the airports

(verb) gird, fortify, arm

prepare oneself for a military confrontation

The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East; troops are building up on the Iraqi border