bolster up

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Related to bolster up: mettles
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Verb1.bolster up - support and strengthen; "bolster morale"
reenforce, reinforce - make stronger; "he reinforced the concrete"
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The utter hopelessness that was reflected in his face must have been the counterpart of what I myself felt, but in that brief instant I determined to hide my own misgivings that I might bolster up the courage of the others.