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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)

"shore sth up" in Business English

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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)
Translations of “shore sth up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 支撑, 改善,提高…
in Turkish desteklemek, takviye etmek, güçlendirmek…
in Russian укреплять, поддерживать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 支撐, 改善,提高…
in Polish podreperować coś…
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