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"shore sth up" in British English

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shore sth up

phrasal verb with shore uk   /ʃɔːr/  us   /ʃɔːr/ verb
to ​stop a ​wall or a ​building from ​falling down by ​supporting it with ​buildingmaterials 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 ​workingeffectively or that is ​likely to ​fail: The new ​publicrelationsmanager has the ​difficulttask of shoring up the company's ​troubledimage.
(Definition of shore sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shore sth up

phrasal verb with shore uk   us   /ʃɔːr/ verb FINANCE
to ​support a ​business, ​system, ​currency, etc. that is ​weak and seems likely to ​fail, especially by ​providingmoney: They put in an ​additional $3.6 million for its ​employeepensionfund as ​part of a four-year ​plan to shore it up. India's ​centralbank has ​spent an ​estimated $1-2 ​billion to shore the rupee up since April.
(Definition of shore sth up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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