- If you have a chimney, get it swept at least once a year, and fit guards over the stacks to prevent a build-up of combustible material.
- The use of sprays can lead to an indoor build-up of large quantities of carcinogenic vapours.
- They must regularly wipe the hard drive to prevent the build-up of information on hidden files.
- The demand for extra current leads to a heat build-up in cables and equipment and can cause circuit breakers to trip out and cut the power.
- The Pocklington problem was a build-up of sanitary debris, which blocked a filter at an approved overflow point.
- The disorder is associated with a build-up of the oxygen-related molecule hydrogen peroxide in the skin.
- But the more it goes on, the more it encourages a build-up of household debt.
- Mr Smith stated that mud and stones from roads could also have contributed to the recent build-up in debris found in gullies.
- Slow circulation leads to a build-up of waste products, but can be stimulated with dry skin brushing.
- It's an inflammatory bone condition that causes a build-up of poisons that erupt into painful skin abscesses.
- As you live by the sea, it is very important that you do not allow a build-up of salt to accumulate on the new plaster before you paint it.
- They attribute it to the tremendous build-up of water pressure, high winds and power outages.
- This, in turn, might increase the possibility for build-ups in the cooler parts of the kiln system.
- The tremendous build-up of pressure caused it to break which led to Mr McKenna's death.
- It had earlier been feared the man could cause an explosion in the building because of the build-up of fumes from the spilled petrol.
- In hot, dry areas, salt build-up in reservoirs has led to saline waters that ruined farmland.
- It may also increase the body's capacity to reduce the build-up of lactic acid.
- We started getting a build-up of smoke in screens two and three because it was being pulled in through the air conditioning units.
- This sex hormone stimulates a build-up of the lining of the womb and the growth of spiral arteries into this thickened lining.
- It may have an effect on the heart's function, meaning that it doesn't pump as well, causing a build-up of fluid.
2(of tension, pressure)aumento masculinointensificación femeninoconcentración femeninobuildup (to sth)
- the buildup to Christmas starts in October — los preparativos de la Navidad empiezan en octubre
- the buildup to the climax in the third act — el aumento de la tensión dramática hasta el clímax en el tercer acto
- It will also show a special documentary capturing the build-up to the big day.
- That didn't stop us from enjoying the build-up to one of the biggest games we have ever prepared for as a nation.
- A straw poll of traders showed most would take advantage of the extra day in the Christmas build-up.
- But arguably his finest fortnight came in the build-up to last year's French Open.
- In the build-up to this year's showcase event, all the talk had centred on who would face Australia to win the honours.
- The changes will prove particularly timely in the build-up to the busy Christmas period.
- We've been watching a steady build-up of the Argentine air force over the past year.
- We had enjoyed a grand build-up, we were winning in a number of positions and we were making a number of chances.
- I'm enjoying the build-up to Christmas about as much as the build-up to exams at school.
- It is the focus of the first week of any Olympiad and in Athens that will be no different despite a fraught build-up to the event.
- The build-up to a major event is really exciting, that's the fun bit, but when you're there it's quickly over.
- Although I was just the youth and reserve coach, I enjoyed the whole build-up and aftermath.
- The Manchester ace has been guilty of winding himself up, or allowing others to wind him up, in the build-up to past fights.
- This was reported when his Bulls teammate was at the centre of a race row in the build-up to last year's World Cup.
- The Australian had a superb build-up to last year's Tour de France and lived up to that billing with a stunning outing.
- This new technique was the talk of the circuit for days in the build-up to the race.
- Can you talk us through your thoughts over the winter and in the build-up to this race and this season?
- In the build-up to the new season a contingent of York players took part in the Bradford Chess Congress.
- Parents undergo their own share of stress as the build-up to exam-time takes its toll.
- As a build-up to the event, the faction has announced rallies in all the districts of the State.
3(of troops)concentración femenino
4(publicity)propaganda femeninobombo masculino coloquialto give sth a big buildup — hacerle mucha propaganda a algo