American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or operation of propping with shores.
- n. A system of supporting shores.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Awry; aslant.
- n. The act of supporting with shores or props.
- n. A number or set of shores or props taken collectively.
- v. present participle of shore.
- n. Temporary bracing used to prevent something, such as a tunnel, trench, or wall, from collapse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of supporting or strengthening with a prop or shore.
- n. A system of props; props, collectively.
- n. the act of propping up with shores
- n. a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support
“ProLogis has succeeded in shoring up its balance sheet with asset sales since late 2008, when some analysts were warning of bankruptcy.”
“But this group must do better in shoring up a 25th-ranked run defense.”
“I thought dunning Burner for wanting to raise the cap on SS withholding and then accusing her of wanting to "raise taxes" was deceptive --- especially when you consider that Ronald Reagan DOUBLED SS withholding under the guise of saving retirement money for Baby Boomers and then spent ALL of the money on his dubious military prjects and in shoring up an economy that was failing because of tax breaks for the rich.”
“From a political point of view he's also been very effective in shoring up his popularity.”
“It would be ironic for the United States, which has invested so much of its prestige in shoring up historic Lebanon, were constitutional reform to increase rather than diminish Syrian influence within the country.”
“The irony of the Reformation was that in the name of shoring up the old order, its dogmatism unintentionally gave birth to the living traditions of civil and political liberty.”
“As much as I’m an advocate for progressive labor laws, all this off shoring is a direct response to the (relatively) high expectations for laborers in this country.”
“What Blagojevich is doing is what "normal" politicians call shoring up their base.”
“But both candidates out of the public eye, Bush at his ranch in Texas, Gore in Washington, on early afternoon conference calls shoring up Democratic support.”
“Rescuers would go through that part of a structure that has not been badly damaged and still safe to move around in and attempt to get as many of the casualties out before the actual long term shoring and heavy rescue begins. ”
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