from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bolster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Supported; upheld.
  • adj. Swelled out.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The win bolstered Louisville's hope for a Jan. 2 bowl bid. - Scores

  • The fact that Menendez did have my name bolstered my suspicions that my problems didn't lie with Zerak and the campaign.


  • But behind the Italian fashion house's prosperity is an extraordinary story, of a family beset by controversy and war, and a fashion label bolstered by the earliest kind of celebrity endorsement.

    The Guardian World News

  • Yet, the OECD lauds the new European Supervisory Authorities, calling the bolstered oversight a major achievement.

    OECD: Global Recovery Is Stabilizing

  • Federer's record 48th consecutive win on grass and eighth Grand Slam title bolstered his claim as one of the sport's all-time greats. - Federer continues mastery of Wimbledon with fourth straight title

  • Square Enix in May forecast revenue will fall 17 percent to 160 billion yen ($1.7 billion) in the 12 months ending in March, after releases of major titles bolstered earnings last fiscal year.


  • Brenntag bolstered its compliance efforts and there is zero tolerance for antitrust violations at the company, its spokesman, Hubertus Spethmann, said.

    Lender Liquidity, German Tax Dodgers, French Solar: Compliance - Bloomberg

  • Christiane, has the president now in any way kind of bolstered his popularity, if not in his country, but perhaps worldwide because of what he is calling and others are calling a goodwill gesture?

    CNN Transcript Apr 4, 2007

  • The village uses money generated from permit sales to help pay for things such as bolstered police patrols and beach upkeep, Mayor Larry Davison said.

    The Facts: News

  • Greenback 'bolstered' by Greek's debt woes, renewed risk aversion

    Arab Times Kuwait English Daily


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