Definition of build up to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

build up to

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

build up to something

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build yourself up to something

 
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to prepare for a particular moment or event Build yourself up to peak performance on the day of the exam. If you are building up to a competition you may wish to increase your fitness and endurance. related noun build-up (2)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: build up to