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verb shore pronunciation in British English /ʃɔː(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleshoring
past tenseshored
past participleshored

phrasal verb

shore up

Word Forms
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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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