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shore up

verb as in hold

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Each of us believes what we choose to believe, and facts have become bricks to shore up the fortress of our own biases.

It has taken more than that so far to just relocate the population and shore up the buildings.

Meanwhile, Iran is already working to shore up its Shi'ite allies in Baghdad.

In July, to shore up support from the armed forces, he promoted 200 generals-—an all-time record.

If the West was reconsolidating in the form of the G7, Russia tried a different tack to shore up its international defenses.

I shall have to collect all my forces, and shore up afresh, before I dare use a tool.

Seems to me there are push poles being used to turn a boat in against the shore up above here a little ways.

I nearly ran full ag'inst a bunch of Injuns on the shore up yon, an' jist had time to creep back under cover.

A gang of men were at once set to work to shore up the embankment, and fill in the cavity made by the sea.

The soil was light and sandy, and they could use without suspicion as much timber as they required to shore up their work.


On this page you'll find 360 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shore up, such as: aid, boost, buoy, buttress, cushion, and help.

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