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verb [transitive] bolster pronunciation in American English /ˈboʊlstər/
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present tense
present participlebolstering
past tensebolstered
past participlebolstered

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or bolster up bolster pronunciation in American English

  1. to make something stronger or more effective
    The campaign is designed to bolster the government’s image as being tough on crime.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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