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build down

[for traffic] to reduce in volume or diminish. At about six, the going-home traffic begins to build down. When traffic builds down, I leave for home.
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build down

Reduce, diminish, as in Owing to increased vigilance, traffic in narcotics is finally building down. This term, the antonym of build up, came into use about 1980 with regard to reducing the stockpile of nuclear weapons and soon was applied more widely.
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A particularly silly one is the suggestion that a four-lane elevated road be build down the center of the freeway, providing toll lanes for those who wish to pay for faster travel.
Day 4: Build down th, bridge of th, nose from th, forehead and form the nose and nostrils.
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