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English definition of “shore sth up”

shore sth up

verb uk phrasal verb with shore   /ʃɔːr/ us    /ʃɔːr/
to stop a wall or a building from falling down by supporting it with building materials such as wood or metal: Boundary walls have had to be shored up.Physical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams to support or improve an organization, agreement, or system that is not working effectively or that is likely to fail: The new public relations manager has the difficult task of shoring up the company's troubled image.Making things betterBecoming better
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