shore up

Definitions

  • Bring your canoe up broadside to the shore
    Bring your canoe up broadside to the shore
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shore up support by placing against something solid or rigid "shore and buttress an old building"
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Usage

In literature:

To support or raise a thing by putting a spar or prop under it, as a ship is shored up in dock.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He pulled up his anchor and paddled to shore.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
Meanwhile Si Peters had emerged from the landing at a private boathouse some distance up the lake shore.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
The British might hear her if they come up this far from shore.
"A Little Maid of Province Town" by Alice Turner Curtis
Ruth looked at the skiff drawn up on the shore, and then up into the grove of trees.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
She was blowed high up in the air, but come down close to shore.
"Shawn of Skarrow" by James Tandy Ellis
Slowly the canoe drew in to the shore, and Walter at last was able to catch the painter and haul the light craft's bow up on the sand.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
The superintendent of these operations then locked up the cabin, and went on shore.
"Watch and Wait" by Oliver Optic
From the craft used by the wild man a rude path ran up from the shore to the rocks beyond.
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
And whenever they came to a village, they went up on shore, and the old man always went up with his tent-skins on his back.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
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In poetry:

So, not bethinkin’ how it was,
Dan steered for Skiddaw West;
For he had sot up all that night,
And shorely needed rest.
"The Tearful Tale Of Captain Dan" by Ellis Parker Butler
My heart leaped up with untold joy;
Life's toil and pain were o'er;
My weary feet at last had found
The bright and restful shore.
"Fishers Of Men" by Frances Ellen Watkins
I do not know how it was
They could drown every evening.
What time near dawn did they climb up the other shore,
Drying their wings?
"In Response To A Rumor That The Oldest Whorehouse In Wheeling, West Virginia, Has Been Condemned" by James Wright
"And thou shalt wander evermore
All up and down this ghostly shore,
And call in vain upon the twain
That keep what oath a dastard swore!"
"Yvytot" by Eugene Field
For they have swum over the river so deep,
And they have climb'd the shores so steep,
And up the Tower their way is bent,
To do the work for which they were sent.
"God's Judgment on a Wicked Bishop" by Robert Southey
"If we could always walk," she said,
"As now we're walking up the shore,
I think how happy we might be!
To walk and talk forevermore,
Without a care without a dread,
That were enough for you and me!"
"The Difference" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

Lancers shoring up the 'D'.
NAACP announces support of same-sex marriage, shoring up Obama's base.
Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney starts to shore up support from former rivals.
Shoring up the Shoreline Trail.
Valerie Jarrett's latest role: Shoring up Obama's support base.
Shoring Up Chicago's Community Bank.
Expanding Health Coverage and Shoring Up Medicare: Is It Double-Counting.
Oregon Mulls Shoring Up Schools Against Earthquakes.
Leunen shoring up draft status.
Shoring Up The Halls Of Knowledge.
Shoring up Blum Creek Bridge.
Shoring up Putin in Russian countryside.
Google Shoring Up SSL Certificates After Comodo Attack.
Regulators Signal New Moves for Shoring Up Banks.
Shoring Up and Sprucing Up at 3 Land's End Landmarks.
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In science:

The trend for the foreseeable future is a sustained increase in system bandwidth, which is bound to only shore up the above conclusion.
Transmit Diversity v. Spatial Multiplexing in Modern MIMO Systems
Eruptions beyond the shore of the magma ocean may be supplemented by violent bursting of bubbles at the magma ocean surface: on Earth, such eruptions can eject magma spray up to ∼400 m/s (Taddeucci et al. 2012).
Possible Disintegrating Short-Period Super-Mercury Orbiting KIC 12557548
These questions were answered in part by theoretical work designed to shore up the foundations of the quadrupole approximation, and in part (perhaps mostly) by the agreement between the predictions of the quadrupole formula and the observed rate of damping of the pulsar’s orbit (see Section 5.1).
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
These questions were answered in part by theoretical work designed to shore up the foundations of the quadrupole approximation, and in part (perhaps mostly) by the agreement between the predictions of the quadrupole formula and the observed rate of damping of the pulsar’s orbit (see Section 5.1).
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
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