- 1rebuild something to build or put something together again After the earthquake, the people set about rebuilding their homes. He rebuilt the engine using parts from cars that had been scrapped.
- 2 rebuild something to make something or someone complete and strong again When she lost her job, she had to rebuild her life completely. attempts to rebuild the shattered postwar economy After the divorce, it took me a long time to rebuild my confidence.
NAmE//ˌriˈbɪld//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rebuild
he / she / it rebuilds
past simple rebuilt
-ing form rebuilding