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fortify (someone or something) against (something)

To strengthen or support someone or something, in order to improve chances of success against someone or something else. We need to fortify our bunker against enemy troops. I take vitamins to fortify my immune system against germs.
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fortify (someone or something) against (something) with (something)

To use something in particular to strengthen or support someone or something against someone or something else. We need to fortify our bunker against the advancing enemy troops with more snipers. I fortify my immune system against germs with vitamins.
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fortify (someone or something) with (something)

To use something in particular to strengthen or support someone or something. The enemy troops are advancing, so we need to fortify our bunker with more snipers. I fortify my immune system with vitamins.
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fortify (someone or an animal) (against something) (with something)

to strengthen someone or an animal against something with something. I'll need a cup of hot chocolate to fortify me against the storm. We have to fortify the dogs against the cold with extra food.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The UHS spokesman said: "Parents who took part in a questionnaire about the study were positive about the use of breast milk fortifier at home, finding it easy to do.
This shows a synergistic response in viscosity in that it is lower than predicted, suggesting unique interactions occur between the fortifier and epoxy in the liquid state.
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Results are reported as a function of the molecular percent of additive based on the initial molar amounts of epoxy resin, fortifier, and curing agents used to make the thermoset.
The newest treatment products introduced under Del's Sally Hansen brand are three items formulated with multivitamins and fluoride--Get Hard Nails, a fortifier; Get Thicker, a nail builder; and Nourishing Cuticle Remover, a gel cream.
Lawson recommended adding powdered preterm formula to breast milk--even after the infant leaves the hospital--rather than adding the human milk fortifier endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Mix it with water and acrylic fortifier, following the mixing directions on the package.
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and led to the creation of an entire line of nail treatments, including a cuticle fix, a fortifier, a foundation coat, a finish coat and a nail preparation kit.
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Adding a cement acrylic fortifier will improve the workability and strength of the patch.