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shore2

shore2

 
pronunciation:
shor
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a usu. angled post or beam that supports something such as a building or a ship in port.
synonyms:
brace, prop
similar words:
buttress
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shored, shores, shoring
definition: to prop or support with or as if with a shore (usu. fol. by up).
They shored up the old wooden bridge and opened it to pedestrians.The President is trying various measures to shore up the economy.
synonyms:
brace, prop, support
similar words:
bolster, buttress, reinforce, stay, strengthen, underpin