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verb shore pronunciation in British English /ʃɔː(r)/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyshore
he/she/itshores
present participleshoring
past tenseshored
past participleshored

phrasal verb

shore up

[transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyshore up
he/she/itshores up
present participleshoring up
past tenseshored up
past participleshored up
  1. 1
    to give support or help to something that is having problems or is likely to fail

    He called for action to shore up the ailing university.

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