shore up

phrasal verb
shored up; shoring up; shores up

Definition of shore up

1 : to support (something) or keep (something) from falling by placing something under or against it They shored up the roof/wall.
2 : to support or help (something) The tax cuts are supposed to shore up the economy.

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“Shore up.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shore%20up. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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