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English verb: undergird

1. undergird (social) lend moral support to


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)back up, support

2. undergird (change) make secure underneath


SamplesUndergird the ship.


Synonymsbrace up


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beef up, fortify, strengthen









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