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underpinverb [T]

uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈpɪn/  us   /ˌʌn.dɚˈpɪn/ (-nn-)
formal or specialized architecture to give ​support, ​strength, or a ​basicstructure to something: He ​presenteddata to underpin his ​argument. Gradually the ​laws that underpinned (= ​formedpart of the ​basicstructure of)apartheid were ​abolished. When ​restoring the ​building, the first ​priority was to underpin the ​exteriorwalls by ​addingwoodensupports along the ​foundations.
underpinning
noun [C or U] uk   /ˈʌn.dəˌpɪn.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈʌn.dɚˌpɪn.ɪŋ/
After a while, we ​found ourselves ​questioning the ​spiritual and ​philosophical underpinning of the American way of ​life.
(Definition of underpin from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"underpin" in Business English

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underpinverb [T]

uk   /ˌʌndəˈpɪn/  us   /-dɚ-/ (-nn-)
to give ​support to something or ​provide the ​startingpoint from which something can ​develop: Falling ​unemployment was likely to underpin ​consumerconfidence. These new ​products are ​part of a line-up that will underpin the company's ​recovery.
(Definition of underpin from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “underpin”
in Chinese (Simplified) 支撑, 加强, 巩固…
in Chinese (Traditional) 支撐, 加強, 鞏固…
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