shoring up

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Noun1.shoring up - the act of propping up with shores
supporting, support - the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support"
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Army Corps of Engineers began shoring up the flood control system, including levees, along the entire lower Mississippi and in New Orleans.
In December 2001, Robertson, who had been shoring up the Coalition with money from his personal fortune, cut the organization loose, severing all ties and turning it over completely to Combs.
The issue includes several articles summarizing the challenges IT leaders expect to face in 2005, including motivating staff, avoiding project pitfalls, shoring up network security and preparing for the rebound.