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backstop

verb

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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

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The first known use of backstop was in 1819

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“Backstop.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/backstop. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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