build upon

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "build upon":
present tense I/you/we/they build upon he/she/it builds upon present participle building upon past tense built upon past participle built upon
same as build on 2)

The project will build upon existing knowledge.

English dictionary. 2014.


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