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Another word for underpinning

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Noun
  1. A means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure

      1. To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
      2. To bear or hold up (an amount of weight):
      3. To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to:
      1. To continue to be in a place or condition:
      2. To remain or sojourn as a guest or lodger:
      3. To linger or wait in order to do or experience something:
      1. The land along the edge of an ocean, sea, lake, or river; a coast.
      2. Land; country:
      3. Land as opposed to water:
      1. An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.
      2. One that serves as a means of support or assistance.
      3. To support by placing something beneath or against; shore up.
      1. A support used by an injured or disabled person, often in pairs, as an aid to walking, having a vertical shaft that is sometimes forked, a horizontal grip for the hand, and a crosspiece that is positioned under the armpit or a cuff that wraps around the forearm.
      2. Something on which one depends, often excessively:
      3. A forked support or part.
      1. a projecting structure, generally of brick or stone, built against a wall to support or reinforce it
      2. anything like a buttress; support or prop
      3. to support or reinforce with a buttress
      1. A device that holds or fastens two or more parts together or in place; a clamp.
      2. A device, such as a supporting beam in a building or a connecting wire or rope, that steadies or holds something else erect.
      3. Suspenders.
    See also:

    support

  2. The lowest or supporting part or structure.

    See also:

    over

  3. That on which something immaterial, such as an argument or a charge, rests.

    See also:

    over

Another word for underpinning

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