1. (orig. Aus.) to prepare, of food, drink, a marijuana cigarette etc.
|‘The Darling River’ in Roderick (1972) 90: I reckon you can build me your national drink.|
|Tales of the Ex-Tanks 382: He [...] had built flapjacks for a mining outfit.|
|Torchy 177: I misses my swell outfit, the one Benny had built for me to wear at his weddin’.|
|TAD Lex. (1993) 66: Yes the chef at the Grunewald in New Orleans showed me how to build this and it’s some powder.in Zwilling|
|in I Travelled a Lonely Land (1957) 217: If I had my dilly-bag now I’d build you a damper.|
|(con. 1949) Big Blowdown (1999) 250: The tender, who’s nothing more than a pimp who builds drinks on the side.|
|Brooklyn Noir 124: Enough for him to [...] commence to building one [i.e. a cannabis cigarette].‘Crown Heist’ in|
|Pulp Ink 2 [ebook] Turning back to the spliff I was building.‘Topless Vampire Bitches’ in C. Rhatigan and N. Bird (eds)|
2. (US Und.) to create confidence or apparent friendship, for the sake of enticing a victim; thus built up adj.
|‘Und. “Lingo” Brought Up-to-Date’ L.A. Times 8 Nov. K3: BUILD: TO work up a confidence, or a pretended friendship.|
|Four-Legged Lottery 60: Jim said [...] expressing less confidence than he felt: ‘We’d better not get too built up. We’re not the only pebble on the beach.’.|
SE in slang uses
see under spliff n.
(US) to deceive, esp. for a merchant to cheat a customer.
|Down in the Holler 231: build pigpens: phr. To deceive someone, to cheat a customer.|
see under biscuit n.1
see under time n. (1)
see under sconce n.2