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Noun
A structure of stone or brick built against a wall to strengthen or support it
“This is no ordinary brick arch and buttress structure.”
Noun
Something or someone to which one looks for support
“The mother had always been the buttress of our family in trying times.”
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A brick or stone structure built against another structure to support it
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A means of control or restraint
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To support or sustain
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“I was expecting at least a stout defence, and probably new evidence that would help buttress his case, but he barely rated a mention in Trevor Mallard's speech, and I will tell the members why.”
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To strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
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To thicken, especially by boiling, evaporation, or condensation
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To provide money for
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To make stable
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To receive and reduce the force of an impact
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