undergird

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From under- +‎ gird.

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undergird (third-person singular simple present undergirds, present participle undergirding, simple past and past participle undergirded)

  1. To strengthen, secure, or reinforce by passing a rope, cable, or chain around the underside of an object.
  2. To give fundamental support; provide with a sound or secure basis; provide supportive evidence for.
  3. To lend moral support to.
  4. To secure below or underneath.

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