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What does "build something back up" mean?

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Rebecca

To "build something up" to increase or become larger or stronger, or to cause someone or something to do this. So to "build something back up" means to increase it to a point where it was before or a strength that it had in the past. Ex: Tension is building back up between the two teams. Ex: They gave him soup to build his strength back up.

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