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English noun: bolster

1. bolster (artifact) a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows

Synonymslong pillow

Broader (hypernym)pillow

English verb: bolster

1. bolster (change) support and strengthen

SamplesBolster morale.

Synonymsbolster up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)reenforce, reinforce

2. bolster (contact) prop up with a pillow or bolster

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)prop, prop up, shore, shore up

3. bolster (change) add padding to

SamplesPad the seat of the chair.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full

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