shore n beach, coast, foreshore, lakeside, sands, seaboard (chiefly U.S.) seashore, strand (poetic) waterside
augment, brace, buttress, hold, prop, reinforce, strengthen, support, underpin
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shore ( shores plural & 3rd person present) ( shoring present participle) ( shored past tense & past participle ) The shores or the shore of a sea, lake, or wide river is the land along the edge of it. Someone who is on shore is on the land rather than on a ship. n-count also prep N
They walked down to the shore., ...elephants living on the shores of Lake Kariba..., I have spent less time on shore than most men... shore up phrasal verb If you shore up something that is weak or about to fail, you do something in order to strengthen it or support it.
The democracies of the West may find it hard to shore up their defences. V P n (not pron)
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