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noun (HOLDING)    /səˈpɔːt/ US  /-ˈpɔːrt/
[C or U] something that holds something firmly or carries its weight, especially from below to stop it from falling: The floor is held up by wooden supports. I've hurt my wrist, so I've got it bandaged to give it some support.Physical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams [C] a device worn to hold part of the body, especially a weak part, firmly in position: Jim always wears a knee support when he goes running.Medical dressings, supports and devices
(Definition of support noun (HOLDING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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