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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shore up mean? 

SHORE UP (verb)
  The verb SHORE UP has 1 sense:

1. support by placing against something solid or rigid

  Familiarity information: SHORE UP used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SHORE UP (verb)

Sense 1shore up [BACK TO TOP]


Support by placing against something solid or rigid

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


prop; prop up; shore up; shore

Context example:

shore and buttress an old building

Hypernyms (to "shore up" is one way to...):

hold; hold up; support; sustain (be the physical support of; carry the weight of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "shore up"):

bolster (prop up with a pillow or bolster)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

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