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

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Joe Biden, the former vice president and front-runner in the polls, advocates a far more modest shoring-up and expansion of the retirement program. Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times, "Elizabeth Warren’s new plan? Get the rich to pay for better Social Security benefits," 12 Sep. 2019 Joe Biden, the former vice president and front-runner in the polls, advocates a far more modest shoring-up and expansion of the retirement program., "Elizabeth Warren’s new plan calls for tax hike on wealthy to pay for Social Security overhaul," 12 Sep. 2019 Many in the city had said the 1967 bridge needed shoring up. Fox News, "The Latest: 2 Albanians among dead in Italy bridge collapse," 15 Aug. 2018 Through several previous owners and renovations, the house required some structural shoring up, as well as cosmetic changes. Terri Akman,, "1870s West Philly home blends Victorian history with today's style," 26 June 2018 Fire officials have said the trench in the 2000 block of Sinclair Lane had no protective shoring, despite a federal law requiring protection for workers in trenches more than five feet deep. Nicholas Bogel-burroughs,, "Contractor was completing 'urgent' work on Baltimore City pool when trench collapse killed worker," 13 June 2018 Engineers who inspected the remaining structure of the church at 1046 N. 9th St. determined that its masonry walls and gables, with temporary shoring and bracing, appear to be in satisfactory condition for reconstruction, according to a statement. Jesse Garza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church appears fit for restoration after devastating fire," 4 June 2018 The honest question of the week: Does anybody know a good shoring company? Mike Scott,, "Former Saints player Jeff Charleston airs brain disease concerns on 'Southern Charm New Orleans'," 30 Apr. 2018 Storm damage might have led to the time when Sawchik and others were desperately repairing a leak below decks while standing in knee-deep water, using mattresses and wood shoring to staunch the flow. Brian Albrecht,, "Korean War sailor one of four brothers who went to war (photos, video)," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of shoring

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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