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|Verb||1.||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
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verb support, strengthen, reinforce, prop, brace, underpin, augment, buttress They may find it hard to shore up their defences.
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