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build down

To decrease or lessen. That group encourages the government to build down on wasteful spending. Give the traffic some time to build down before you leave the office—otherwise, you'll just sit on the highway for an hour.
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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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Suddenly, there was a loud blast which brought the entire building down like a pack of cards.
A fire tore through the school in August last year, leading council staff to initiate work to take the dangerous building down.
And Corkman O'Mahony added of his new deal: "I'm absolutely delighted, I'm very proud of where I'm from and I'm really excited about what we're building down in Munster right now.
Assailants fired rocket-propelled grenades at a police station in the Egyptian village of Kerdasa, near the pyramids of Giza in August 2013, before burning the building down.
The former Kirklees College building hit by fire AGAIN - here's what you had to say on the subject Tear the building down - can't set fire to something that isn't there.
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Coventry City Council revealed that knocking the building down is set to be the only likely option.
The old bingo hall in the Adamsdown area of the city was destroyed by fire this week and now crews bringing the building down brick by brick.
I want to commit suicide by throwing myself from top of this building down or burn myself.
Wrexham County Borough Council has now received an application to knock the building down.
The owner of the apartment, Jane Bryant is in the process of taking the building down per court order, after a four-year battle over code violations at the dilapidated two-story complex built in 1925.
The company, which owns the freehold on the land under the precariously perched Spencer Court apartment block, also plans to put down heavy stone as a base for the machinery that will be used next week to bring the building down.
2 million) and was more efficient than taking the building down in pieces.
The chief of the Nagua Fire Department said he was worried about the damage suffered to the firehouse, which was built in 1980, since further tremors might bring the building down.
Sarah Griffiths said bringing the building down brought closure for her and her family: "I've had quite a stressful week in
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