English version

shore something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshore something ↔ up phrasal verb1 SUPPORT/HOLD UPto support a wall or roof with large pieces of wood, metal etc to stop it from falling down The roof had been shored up with old timbers.2 HELPto help or support something that is likely to fail or is not working well syn bolster attempts to shore up the struggling economy shore→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
shore upAnd used force, even murder, to shore them up?He said the country's criminal and civil courts were creaking at the seams in spite of efforts to shore them up.There are some doubts about Wigan's ageing pack but the former Canberra second - row David Furner should shore it up.The launch reached the shore and tied up to a floating pontoon connected by a gangway to the dock.
From Longman Business Dictionaryshore something → up phrasal verb [transitive] to help a system or organization that is likely to fail or is not working wellThe company was shored up by an emergency infusion of cash from its main bank. shore→ See Verb table
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Verb table
shore
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshore
he, she, itshores
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshored
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shored
he, she, ithas shored
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shored
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shore
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shored
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shoring
he, she, itis shoring
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you, we, theyare shoring
Past
I, he, she, itwas shoring
you, we, theywere shoring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shoring
he, she, ithas been shoring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shoring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shoring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shoring
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