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backstop


backstop

verb

Definition of BACKSTOP

to provide (someone) with what is useful or necessary to achieve an end <the Nobel-winning geneticist was of course backstopped in his research by a team of highly talented assistants>
Synonyms abet, aid, assist, back, backstop, prop (up), support
Antonyms hinder

February 27, 2015
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An explanation or underlying reason
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