shore up

shore up

  1. (idiomatic, often, figurative) To reinforce or strengthen (something at risk of failure).
    They hastened outside between storms to shore up the damaged fence.
    He needed something bold and dramatic to shore up his failing candidacy.
    I shored up a geranium with earth after it had flopped over.
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