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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 building materials 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 working effectively or that is likely to fail: The new public relations manager has the difficult task of shoring up the company's troubled image.
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shore sth up

phrasal verb with shore uk   /ʃɔːr/ us   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.
(Definition of shore sth up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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