transitive verb-·built′, -·build′ing
- to build anew
- to restore to a previous condition
- to repair or remodel extensively, as by taking apart and reconstructing, often with new parts
to build again
transitive verbre·built, re·build·ing, re·builds
- To build again.
- To make extensive structural repairs on.
- To remodel or make extensive changes in: tried to rebuild society.
(third-person singular simple present rebuilds, present participle rebuilding, simple past and past participle rebuilt)
- An act of rebuilding.