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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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Mr Buttress, who as a youngster supported Pontypool - one of the 73 clubs in Gwent, confirmed he is looking to bring in other board members, who will not only add value and expertise to help create a sustainable business for the longterm, but also potentially invest too.
Mr Buttress is also a keen rugby fanatic and, despite having lived in London for 20 years, goes to every Wales home match at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium during the Six Nations.
Artist Wolfgang Buttress is known for creating multi-sensory artworks that draw inspiration from "our evolving relationship with natural' world".
Buttress was appointed chairman three months ago and formed a four-man board in an effort to take the Gwent region forward.
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Buttress hopes his work will help visitors appreciate the importance of bees.
Equate Petrochemical Company is building an industrial complex as part of efforts to buttress grand national oil projects.
The different thread forms used for the study were Square, Buttress, Reverse buttress, Triangle type [1, 17].
Chief Inspector John Buttress is accused of fraud regarding Little Pentre Farm in Wrexham.
Inspirational sixth-form student Ethan Buttress, from Lady Bay, Notts, will have marrow taken from the bone in his pelvis at the private Harley Street Medical Clinic in London on Wednesday.
Fern Britton (pictured) is on hand to announce the winner while Jim Buttress sets the finalist a double-grow challenge, asking them for the perfect melon and sweetcorn.
Ethylene produced in basal stem tissue of trees results from stress, such as mechanical and flooding stresses, and has been correlated with buttress development (Messina & Conner, 1998).
9bn) Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) at Abu Dhabi International Airport hit a key milestone in October ahead of its 2017 opening with the placement of the first buttress for the main structural steel arches.
But Harriet Buttress is now struggling to raise the money to pay the fees and her living costs.