shore up

  1. support by placing against something solid or rigid
    shore and buttress an old building
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How To Use shore up In A Sentence

  • The cash-strapped councils need the money to plug leaks in school roofs, shore up unstable walls, install modern heating systems, repair cracked, draughty windows and remove temporary classrooms.
  • Now, something be done to shore up the financial system.
  • We had to shore up the damaged wall.
  • An awful lot of your money being used to shore up Bank of America.
  • But this attempt to blame the victim ignores the fact that the principle reason men womanize is to shore up their broken egos. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Where Have All The Gentleman Gone?
  • The Government paid a higher price because it wanted to inject 12 billion of extra capital to shore up the stricken bank. Times, Sunday Times
  • Attempts to shore up the value of a derivative without shoring up the value of the assets from which they ultimately derive their value are likely to be in vain however cleverly we may try to finagle.
  • Instead of indulging in something horrendous like book-banning, it should be seen as an opportunity to shore up our level of scholarship as well as articulateness which is pathetically abysmal at present. The Lives of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs, screenplay for a future Spielberg movie!
  • In 1994, the legislature allocated only $ 2 million statewide to shore up security at older facilities.
  • The Ducks must win tonight not just to shore up their record but also to help repair their flagging self-esteem.
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