Translation of build in Spanish:


construir, v.

Pronunciation /bɪld/

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transitive verb built, built

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    (construct, make)
    (house) construir
    (house) edificar
    (house) hacer
    (bridge/road) construir
    (wall) construir
    (wall) levantar
    (wall) hacer
    (nest) hacer
    (fire) hacer
    (fire) preparar
    (car) fabricar
    (ship) construir
    to build sth out of sth construir (or hacer etc.) algo con algo
    • A swarm of bees cooperates to construct a hive. Humans group together to build towns, cities, and nations.
    • They were fun, but what I remember was that Papa got down on the floor with me and we built things together.
    • A small fort was built out of the material of the stranded vessel and a crew left in charge of it to start a small settlement on the island.
    • The centre is built entirely of sustainable materials, and produces its own energy through a wind turbine and solar panel.
    • I believe that a wind turbine only needs to operate for three months to offset the energy used for raw materials that built it.
    • Indian and French scientists will work together to build a new weather satellite, according to the BBC.
    • Most important, the material used to build the levy was inferior from onset.
    • In the dining area, three of the owners of the house discuss how their everyday activism led them to build this home together.
    • Swallows build nests by packing together bits of mud with their sticky saliva.
    • On the domestic front, plants provide the materials from which we build our houses and landscape our gardens.
    • They invite people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
    • The main reason for the use of cheaper fuels at Lafarge is surely to cut costs and so provide cheap building materials to build our homes.
    • Many of the materials to build the cabins halfway up the mountain were carried in to the secret location on foot.
    • He braved the Great War to reach men and materials to build the chapel here.
    • The rest of the structure is built from all natural materials.
    • That summer, the two had built a fort together between their two houses.
    • The connected structures are built from recycled materials and rest on stilts above Darby Creek.
    • Village houses are built close together, and farmers walk to their fields outside the village.
    • Kammu houses are built close together in the village, located on a hilltop or halfway up a mountain.
    • In towns, more houses are built with imported materials such as concrete block and corrugated iron.
    • The $1 million facility was built and financed by the town and is being leased by Mediplan.
    • Mrs Jones said that at the moment the PCT would not be able to finance the cost of building a new facility.
    • It's hopeless for the Housing Commission to build estates of this kind.
    • The NSW Housing Commission built thousands of homes for low-income earners.
    • He drew up plans for a small pocket watch and commissioned a friend to build it for him.
    • The developers agreed to pay for the bridge while Laois County Council designed and built it.
    • Ultimately public school districts across the country will finance and build schools like these.
    • Other councils which had built pools were to be asked about finance and procedures.
    • The organisation also makes the case against the increasing use of Private Finance Initiatives to build new hospitals.
    • At one stage the county council was planning to build new courts but it now intends to refurbish the present buildings.
    • The hospital was built under a private finance deal involving the Bank of Scotland, BICC and Morrison Construction.
    • Ambitious plans to restore Otley Bridge and build a new footbridge have been launched by town councillors.
    • She said the 500 new nursing home places being built by Hampshire County Council would help alleviate the problem.
    • The group could not get permission to paint a mural on an existing structure so, the county council built the wall on Woodlands Drive.
    • And, to solve the parking problems in the town, the council plans to build a car park on land behind the Vale Of The White Horse Club.
    • The council plans to build a children's centre on the site.
    • However, their lovingly nurtured plots could be swallowed up by Eastleigh Council's plans to build hundreds of homes.
    • Cheshire County Council may build a dual carriageway passing within an estimated 200 yards of the property.
    • I also took the chance while I was in town to get an update on the City Council's plan to build a water recycling plant.
    • Last fall, Toronto city council approved plans to build a bridge to the island airport and expand a terminal.
  • 2

    (establish, develop)
    (career) forjarse
    (empire) levantar
    (empire) construir
    he tried to build a new life in America intentó empezar de nuevo en América
    • she built the company from nothing levantó la empresa de la nada
    • Mr Hussain built up the business when he took over in April last year after a previous arson attack caused £500,000 of damage.
    • The prize-winning herd, established in 1964, was built up to 70 cows, plus followers.
    • Scots settled across the Empire as it developed and built up their own communities such as Dunedin in New Zealand.
    • This is the period when we built up the institutions of democratic government and tried to act according to certain norms of propriety.
    • They are very capable and the business has built up substantially.
    • He has prospered after building a successful business, but he never forgets the needs of the Bangladeshi.
    • But clearly building a business case around this would not be a long term, sustainable strategy.
    • Mr Harrison said the challenge was to continue strengthening the team to maintain the high standards on which the business had been built.
    • His background in management helped him to build a saw-milling business 15 years ago.
    • She has given us the ideas on which we have built a very significant period of government in the latter part of the 20th century.
    • But in 35 years of marriage, the Whites had built up a farming business worth almost £5m.
    • It has built its business on developing close ties with large corporations via thousands of field and outbound call sales representatives.
    • Tommy has been there four years and he has built up a very strong relationship with the players.
    • Yes, I have several pensions, which I have built up over a period of years, offering differing annuities.
    • This means that operators are increasingly looking first at customer needs and then building a business case to launch a service.
    • His family had for generations been in the textile industry, first in wool and then cotton, and had built up a major business in East Lancashire.
    • Over the years they have built up a strong network of close friends who are a solid support system.
    • John settled down to family life with his wife Julie and young children and built up a property development business.
    • While few will have the chance to build a business of this size so quickly, many will share the frustrations of being let down by those thought of as loyal supporters.
    • Mr Moore and Mr Hill had strong family ties built up over years, Mr Hill living in a settled relationship with Mr Moore's daughter.

intransitive verb built, built

  • 1

    (erect buildings)
  • 2

    (tension/pressure) aumentar
    • Kenmare Golf Club has built up a strong and solid reputation over the years.
    • The track built up the anticipation before bouncing around and around the Jazz Café's walls and into the ears.
    • On the afternoon of 4 November 1973, intense thunderstorms built up west of Brisbane.
    • The play avoids predictable paths. It is not a thriller -- though the tension builds inexorably.
    • It really doesn't matter what type of exercise, if it is done at moderate intensity for as long as possible, and is built up gradually.
    • This can be built up over the day, for example two 15-minute cycles.
    • The excitement will be built up through the tournament, peaking at the Super Sixes and the finals.
    • A strong swell has built up on the East Coast due to a week of onshore winds making conditions more unpredictable than usual.
    • It suggests that the social world and its categories are not external to us, but are built up and constituted in and through interaction.
    • Judy Fox's figurative ceramic sculptures exude an aggregate energy that is built up over time.
    • The amount of rubbish that's built up over the years is staggering.
    • The intense fire that resulted built up enormous pressure in the hall, forcing thick black smoke under those bedroom doors that were shut.
    • Séan, on the other hand, will be to the fore in the new business, having built up a wealth of experience over the years.
    • He was widely credited with rescuing DA after joining in 1999 and built up a strong technology portfolio.
    • Over the course of its run, hundreds of Scottish lawyers have been interviewed and the show had built up a strong specialist following.
    • The Upper Deck has been attracting good support and has now built up a strong Sunday night following for live music.
    • They came together in 1993 and soon built up a strong reputation in folk clubs and festivals around the country.
    • Rovers win should not surprise as they have built up a very strong forward line over the off-season.
    • A member of very strong team of athletes he has made many good friends through the club and has built up a strong camaraderie with all of them.
    • For two solid years Derek and I had built up such a strong bond with that song.


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    (body proportions)
    complexión feminine
    with a slim/an athletic build de complexión delgada/atlética
    • the build of a swimmer el físico de un nadador
    • Katherine is described as 5ft 4ins tall and of slim build, with shoulder length brown hair and blue eyes.
    • Judging by their build and scarred bodies, they had definitely seen a few fights in an earlier life.
    • Shymala enjoys the facility and vivacity frequently seen in small dancers, tidy in build, ideally proportioned.
    • In fact, all sorts of combinations go into the mix to produce the ideal technique for each individual body build.
    • All men have the same eyes, the same ears, the same body, the same build, a compound of earth, air, fire, and water.
    • The suspects are all males between 15 and 20, of slim to medium build.
    • She was a woman of average height, had an athletic body build, and was very attractive.
    • His striped tail was more than half the size of his body and his build seemed kind of stocky.
    • The man holding the pistol was described by staff as white, tall and of proportionate build.
    • The man was white, believed to be under 40 years old and of medium to slim build.
    • I wonder whether trying to get his body into that fantastic build has affected him with strains and pulls.
    • The first attacker is described as male, in his early 20s and of mixed race, around 6ft in height and of slim build.
    • The first suspect is described as a male, 6ft tall and of proportionate build, 25 years old.
    • The first of two men involved in the theft was described as in his early forties, 5ft 10 in, clean shaven and of slim build.
    • Both men were white, slim to medium build and had dark hair.
    • So far, she has been able to tell officers that her attacker was either Asian or of mixed race, had a slim and muscular build and short dark hair.
    • He is described as white, aged 25 to 30 with a slim to stocky build and spoke with a local accent.
    • The youth is described as dark skinned, of slim, athletic build, with dark, short hair.
    • Mr Jones is 5ft 11in tall, of proportionate build, with brown eyes and cropped black hair.
    • His build and his style are suited to hill running, but it also seems to be something he wants to do.
  • 2

    (version of a program)
    generación feminine
    compilación feminine
    build masculine
    • For workstations, standard system builds or images with commonly used software should be established for groups of users.
    • They have slightly different builds and firmware, and they work differently.
    • Both provide native builds and clear, intuitive installers.
    • In many cases, these are the very latest versions of these browsers (not counting nightly builds, of course).
    • The script can also append status reports to an HTML page visible to everyone so programmers and testers can quickly determine which builds were successful.
  • 3

    construcción feminine
    • Reliability shouldn't be a problem either, the manufacturer having a good build quality these days.
    • On the build quality front, though, they're all square and both are excellent.
    • The public have realised that the build quality on the cars is high and that the prices give them great value for money.
    • A simple glance at the long slim solid looking rectangular battery pack demonstrates a quality build.
    • The Polo impresses immediately by the quality and solidity of its build.
    • There's nothing particularly clever about the build of the site.
    • What impresses me most about this latest Malibu is the build quality.
    • The build quality of the equipment from Sea-Lion is superb and they are committed to research and development in a big way.
    • The build quality was up to scratch, the cars looked gorgeous and came, of course, with those pacy motors.
    • It costs about the same as a Freelander new but tends to hold its value better, a testament to its build quality.
    • Excellent build quality, attractive lines and some clever features add up to luxury housing for your PC bits.
    • You have to appreciate the extra leg-room and the build quality (especially in the cabin).
    • Take the build quality - superb for a car in this segment.
    • The Volvo has space, understated style, build quality and practicality.
    • Drivers can be assured that the build quality is going to be second to none and the badge is just as prestigious as anything to come out of Germany.
    • Although she was built in 1976, her excellent condition attests to both the build quality and the good care taken of her.
    • The build quality compares favourably with my car, and it is much better than the last 9-3 convertible.
    • Excellent build quality combined with a surprising amount of cabin and boot space makes this a highly practical city car.
    • Its performance and fuel consumption go a long way towards offsetting its high price and its build quality is second to none.
    • Tranzit Group reports a high degree of satisfaction with both the Volvo components and the designline build.