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rebuild

[ree-bild] /riˈbɪld/
verb (used with object), rebuilt or (Archaic) rebuilded; rebuilding.
1.
to repair, especially to dismantle and reassemble with new parts:
to rebuild an old car.
2.
to replace, restrengthen, or reinforce:
to rebuild an army.
3.
to revise, reshape, or reorganize:
to rebuild a shattered career.
verb (used without object), rebuilt or (Archaic) rebuilded; rebuilding.
4.
to build again or afresh:
With the insurance money we can rebuild.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; re- + build
Related forms
rebuildable, adjective
rebuildability, noun
rebuilder, noun
unrebuilt, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rebuilding

rebuild

/riːˈbɪld/
verb -builds, -building, -built
1.
to make, construct, or form again: the cost of rebuilding the house
2.
(transitive) to restore (a system or situation) to a previous condition: his struggle to rebuild his life
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Word Origin and History for rebuilding

rebuild

v.

c.1600 (implied in rebuilding), from re- "back, again" + build (v.). Related: Rebuilt.

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