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Noun: shoring  sho-ring
  1. A beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support
    - shore
  2. The act of propping up with shores
    - shoring up, propping up
Verb: shore  shor
  1. Serve as a shore to
    "The river was shored by trees"
  2. Arrive on shore
    "The ship shored in Pearl Harbor";
    - land, set ashore
  3. Support by placing against something solid or rigid
    "shore and buttress an old building";
    - prop up, prop, shore up
  4. Support, help or boost something that would otherwise be weak or fail
    "try to shore up the nuclear deal"; "shore up the value of the dollar";
    - prop up, shore up

Derived forms: shorings

Type of: arrive, beam, border, bound, come, get, hold, hold up, support, supporting, sustain

Encyclopedia: Shoring

Shore, Stephen