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Dictionary Definition

undergird

Verb

1 lend moral support to
2 make secure underneath; "undergird the ship" [syn: brace up] [also: undergirt]

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Translations

provide supportive evidence for
  • Norwegian: understøtte
lend moral support to
  • Norwegian: backe opp, oppbacke
secure below, underneath
  • Norwegian: støtte opp under

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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