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buttress up

1. To provide an object or structure with physical support or reinforcement. A noun can be used between "buttress" and "up" or after "up." We need to buttress up that painting with another nail before it falls off the wall. I used a wood block to buttress the window up—otherwise, it comes crashing down when you least expect it.
2. To provide something or someone with financial support. Unfortunately, I think this merger is the only way we can buttress up our failing company.
See also: up

buttress something up

 
1. Lit. to brace something; to provide architectural support for something. We have to buttress up this part of the wall while we work on it. The workers buttressed the wall up with heavy timbers.
2. Fig. to provide extra support, often financial support, for something. We rounded up some money to buttress the company up through the sales slump. The loan buttressed up the company for a few months.
See also: up
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Gerald Baxter, prosecuting, said that on the application form Buttress stated he wished to borrow an additional PS50,000 on top of the original PS135,000 loan but "at no point did he mention" his plan to use the property as a holiday let as required by the lender.
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Variation in buttress form in baldcypress has been observed and qualitatively differentiated (Mattoon 1915; Kurz and Demaree 1934).
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Buttress wants to clear undergrowth around the top entrance to the staiths to make the site more visible and reduce anti-social behaviour.
These in-ground luminaires are supplemented on each buttress by two concealed 20-W CMH spotlights mounted on both sides of the downspout to graze the carvings.
Shomron Residents Council establishes a Youth Council to help buttress Judea/Samaria settlement.
Built by Wolfgang Buttress, it will stand at 123ft high and just under 100ft wide.
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In his column, Dobson cited the work of two researchers, Kyle Pruett of Yale Medical School and educational psychologist Carol Gilligan of New York University School of Law, to buttress his point of view.
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As such it is misleading for the reviewer to state that Spong "denounces biblical passages that appear to support the interpretations of his conservative foils, then selects and exalts other verses to buttress his own exegesis.
In Part I of the book, Enloe explores how cultural values of feminine respectability and sense of duty buttress the globalizing economic forces that draw corporations such as Reebok and Nike to Southeast Asia.