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Noun
A structure of stone or brick built against a wall to strengthen or support it
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“This is no ordinary brick arch and buttress structure.”
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Someone or something to which one depends on or looks to for support
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A brick or stone structure built against another structure to support it
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A defensive wall or other reinforcement built to strengthen a place against attack
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A means of control or restraint
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To strengthen or provide support to
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“Steel pipe columns, splayed at unexpected angles, buttress the structure outside of the building footprint.”
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To corroborate or substantiate a claim or an idea
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“I was expecting at least a stout defense, and probably new evidence, that would help buttress his case.”
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To thicken, especially by boiling, evaporation, or condensation
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To provide with money for a particular purpose
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To receive and reduce the force of an impact
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To protect with an outer layer
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