To put things together to create something
Past Participle form
One day I want to build my own house.
Builders build buildings.
A: Are you doing anything this weekend?
B: Yes, Kelly has a school project to do so we have to build a volcano.
A: Oh wow. That's exciting. What will you use?
B: Cardboard, a plastic bottle and paper mache.
I built this bookcase and that table.
My mum and dad built their own house. It took ages but it looks amazing.
A: What's that?
B: It's a new cabinet.
A: It looks great, doesn't it?
B: Yes, I'm really pleased with it. I built it myself.
I'm building some model aeroplanes.
My daughter is building things with Lego at the moment.
A: Are you learning a new language?
B: Yes, French.
A: How are you doing it?
B: First, I'm building my vocabulary, then I will start with some grammar.
I've built all the furniture in my house.
The builders have built everything, they just need to put it all together.
A: What do you do?
B: I'm an architect, specialising in interior architecture.
A: Is that hard to do?
B: Not really. I've built a good reputation over the years.