build into (something)(redirected from built into)
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build into (something)
1. To include something as a fundamental component of something else. A noun can be used between "build" and "into." What new features did they build into this app update? Be sure to build time for audience questions into your presentation.
2. To give someone an essential role in something. A noun can be used between "build" and "into." Of course that company isn't hiring—the CEO has built all of his pals into every department!
See also: build