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support

verb [T] (STOP FROM FALLING)    /səˈpɔːt/ US  /-ˈpɔːrt/
C2 to hold something firmly or carry its weight, especially from below to stop it from falling: The church dome is supported by/on marble pillars. When babies first learn to stand, they hold on to something to support themselves (= to stop themselves from falling). My ankle is rather weak, so I always put a bandage on it to support it when I play tennis.figurative The Bank of England has taken measures to support the pound (= to stop it from being reduced in value).Physical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams
(Definition of support verb (STOP FROM FALLING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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