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rebuild

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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rebuildre‧build /riːˈbɪld/ ●○○ verb (past tense and past participle rebuilt /-ˈbɪlt/) [transitive]  1 TBCto build something again, after it has been damaged or destroyed The church was completely rebuilt in the last century.2 SUCCEED IN DOING somethingto make something strong and successful again The first priority is to rebuild the area’s manufacturing industry. We try to help them rebuild their lives (=live normally again after something bad has happened).
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Examples from the Corpus
rebuildEarthquake and hurricane insurance would be required in high-risk areas as a contingency to receiving federal aid to rebuild after a disaster.Much of the city had to be rebuilt after the 1906 earthquake.They postpone spending on road repair until the road has to be rebuilt, at three times the cost of simple resurfacing.Much of the church was rebuilt in the nineteenth century and both Cracow churches have lost some of their Medieval character.The frenzy of rebuilding is now past.Thornton rebuilt it at the foot of the castle ramparts.If they fail to win 50 percent this time, they are not expected to be able to rebuild the alliance.The reasons for rebuilding this monument after the war are complex.When Dowell moved into the top spot in 1986, he had a lot of rebuilding to do.rebuild ... livesAlthough their families still mourn their loss, they have tried to put their grief behind them and rebuild their lives.Oxfam is working with the refugees helping them rebuild their lives.The families of head injury children rebuild their lives.Their story is how they are rebuilding their lives.Will you please consider running to help us rebuild more lives and show that you, too care?People don't rebuild their lives quickly after things like this.Now they find themselves alone in later years and often have to rebuild their lives right from scratch.
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Verb table
rebuild
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrebuild
he, she, itrebuilds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrebuilt
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave rebuilt
he, she, ithas rebuilt
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad rebuilt
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rebuild
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have rebuilt
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam rebuilding
he, she, itis rebuilding
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you, we, theyare rebuilding
Past
I, he, she, itwas rebuilding
you, we, theywere rebuilding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been rebuilding
he, she, ithas been rebuilding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been rebuilding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be rebuilding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been rebuilding
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