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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of propping up; A beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support.

Usage examples (33)
  • Verb (used with object) : to shore up a roof; government subsidies to shore up falling corn prices
  • But this group must do better in shoring up a 25th-ranked run defense.
  • From a political point of view he's also been very effective in shoring up his popularity.
  • ProLogis has succeeded in shoring up its balance sheet with asset sales since late 2008, when some analysts were warning of bankruptcy. for more
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