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English verb: underpin

1. underpin (contact) support from beneath


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hold, hold up, support, sustain

2. underpin (stative) support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm


SamplesThe stories and claims were born out by the evidence.


Synonymsbear out, corroborate, support


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


Broader (hypernym)agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally









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