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    Question Build in time

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    What is the meaning of "build in time"? The sentence is as follows:

    Build in time to hang out on the beach and seek out one of the busy seafood eateries in the back lanes of La Barceloneta.

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    Lada Petkova

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    Re: Build in time

    Well, without more context I'm not sure. The phrase build in time is often used by photographers meaning to set up their camera equipment in time to take a great shot/photo.


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    Re: Build in time

    I read that as meaning "When planning your time on holiday, allow yourself enough time in your schedule...."

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    Re: Build in time

    Quote Originally Posted by lada.petkova@mail.bg View Post
    Hi!

    What is the meaning of "build in time"? The sentence is as follows:

    Build in time to hang out on the beach and seek out one of the busy seafood eateries in the back lanes of La Barceloneta.

    Thanks!

    Lada Petkova
    'Build in time to hang out...' means, as Anglika says, 'allow enough time to...' You could also say: 'Make time to...' or 'Take time to...' Interestingly (or maybe not), in Irish Gaelic the verb 'tog' means both 'to take' and 'to build'. I think that AmE has been influenced in no small part by Irish Gaelic, or at least by its grammar.

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