shore (up)

1
as in to sustain
to hold up or serve as a foundation for a highway tunnel shored up by massive columns of concrete

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as in to reinforce
to provide evidence or information for (as a claim or idea) used an avalanche of statistics to shore up his claim that the state's economy is in fine shape

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“Shore (up).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shore%20%28up%29. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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