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Undergird   Listen
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Undergird  v. t.  To bind below; to gird round the bottom. "They used helps, undergirding the ship."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Undergird" Quotes from Famous Books



... after vainly trying to make a friendly haven, bade his sailors undergird the ship with heavy cables, for the timbers seemed starting. Finally he suffered his craft to drive,—hoping at least to find some islet with a sandy shore where he could beach ...
— A Victor of Salamis • William Stearns Davis



Words linked to "Undergird" :   beef up, strengthen, fortify, brace up



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