shore up


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Verb1.shore up - support by placing against something solid or rigid; "shore and buttress an old building"
hold up, support, sustain, hold - be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
bolster - prop up with a pillow or bolster

shore up

verb support, strengthen, reinforce, prop, brace, underpin, augment, buttress They may find it hard to shore up their defences.
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According to (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-25/china-capital-outflows-climb-to-estimated-1-trillion-in-2015) recent estimates , China's capital outflows in 2015 stood at a staggering $1 trillion, while its forex reserves, which the central bank has been using to shore up the beleaguered yuan, dropped $513 billion to $3.33 trillion - marking the first annual drop since 1992.
"We'll scour the county, we know we have a few positions to shore up," said McGrath, a trusted lieutenant of Jimmy Barry-Murphy in the Cork set-up.
Rove crafted) in which then-Governor Bush promised to be a "uniter, not a divider." White House pandering to the La Raza revolutionaries also belies the administration's current efforts to shore up its conservative base by proclaiming border security to be a top-priority issue.