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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. 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.
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