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English definition of “shore sth up”

shore sth up

phrasal verb with shore     /ʃɔːr/ verb FINANCE
to support a business, system, currency, etc. that is weak and seems likely to fail, especially by providing money: They put in an additional $3.6 million for its employee pension fund as part of a four-year plan to shore it up. India's central bank has spent an estimated $1-2 billion to shore the rupee up since April.
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