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English definition of “support”

support

noun [U] (MONEY)    /səˈpɔːt/ US  /-ˈpɔːrt/
B2 the money someone needs in order to buy food and clothes and pay for somewhere to live: He is dependent on his father for support .Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protectingTrusts and funds
(Definition of support noun (MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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