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How to sign: prepare oneself for a military confrontation
"The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqui border";
How to sign: the act of building up an accumulation
"I envied his rapid buildup of assets"; "a military buildup in preparation for the invasion";
Within this category: deposit
How to sign: bolster or strengthen
"We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports";