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To strengthen or provide support to
“Steel pipe columns, splayed at unexpected angles, buttress the structure outside of the building footprint.”
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To ready or prepare oneself (for a challenging experience)
“Her knees felt weak, and she was sure she couldn't properly buttress herself for whatever came next.”
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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 encourage (a behavior, feeling, relationship or idea) through repeated stimulus
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To receive and reduce the force of an impact
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To increase in degree, amount, size, or value
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To invest in or provide financial assistance
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Plural for a structure of stone or brick built against a wall to strengthen or support it
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“This outer face of the gatehouse is shored up by a massive buttress on either side.”
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Plural for someone or something to which one depends on or looks to for support
“Such monopoly was the basic element of mercantilism, the keystone of its success, and the buttress of its stability.”
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Plural for something (or someone) that defends against danger or hostility, sometimes figuratively
“He lauds the Republic as a buttress against the evils of imperialist designs in the region.”
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Plural for a means of control or restraint
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