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Definition of build in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


build in

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    build somethingin


    build something into something

    [often passive]
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  1. 1to make something a permanent part of a larger structure We're having new wardrobes built in. Manufacturers are now building modems into new computers. The pipes were built into the concrete.
  2. 2to make something a permanent part of a system, plan, etc. A certain amount of flexibility is built into the system. see also built-in
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: build in

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