shor·​ing | \ ˈshȯr-iŋ How to pronounce shoring (audio) \

Definition of shoring

1 : the act of supporting with or as if with a prop
2 : a system or group of shores

Examples of shoring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Obama administration had similar priorities, investing significantly in shoring up the Office of Science and Technology Policy, which has for all intents and purposes laid dormant for the past four years. Danah Boyd, Wired, "The Biden Administration Needs a VP of Engineering, Not a CTO," 23 Dec. 2020 Critics suggest the initiative is aimed more at shoring up Matovic’s flagging popularity than eradicating the virus. Radoslav Tomek,, "EU Nation That Beat First Wave of Virus Now Wants to Test Everyone," 30 Oct. 2020 And with the off-shoring of the textile industry in recent decades, Farm Aid merchandise, including items made of hemp fibers or polyester, is often manufactured overseas. Billboard, "Merch To Match Its Mission: How Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid Responsibly Sources T-Shirts," 21 Sep. 2020 The officials said some revenue ideally would go toward shoring up the state’s finances. Lananh Nguyen,, "Murphy Envisions N.J. Trade Tax Paying for Social Justice Agenda," 1 Sep. 2020 Sanders's remarks highlighted his role as a uniter who, despite this year's Democratic primary proving significantly less competitive than that of 2016, has been tasked with shoring up the Democratic Party's progressive base. Joseph Simonson, Washington Examiner, "Bernie Sanders calls for unity in DNC remarks," 17 Aug. 2020 However, the tunnel was equipped with a ventilation system, water lines, electric wiring, reinforcement of its walls, and shoring. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, "'Most sophisticated' in US history: Underground tunnel connecting Mexico and Arizona discovered," 7 Aug. 2020 And if there had not been a shoring up right then, the vast majority of airlines would have filed for bankruptcy. Sheelah Kolhatkar, The New Yorker, "The Fight to Save Jobs in the Airline Industry," 31 July 2020 The numbers come as the extra $600 in federal unemployment benefits is set to expire, which many economists have credited with shoring up the economy during the crisis. Eli Rosenberg, Washington Post, "Jobless claims increase for the second week in a row; 1,434,000 new claims filed," 30 July 2020

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First Known Use of shoring

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Shoring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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