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Underpin  v. t.  (past & past part. underpinned; pres. part. underpinning)  
1.
To lay stones, masonry, etc., under, as the sills of a building, on which it is to rest.
2.
To support by some solid foundation; to place something underneath for support.






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"Underpin" Quotes from Famous Books



... and military cooperation throughout Europe, increase stability, diminish threats to peace, and build relationships by promoting the spirit of practical cooperation and commitment to democratic principles that underpin NATO; program under the auspices of NATO members-(27) Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, ...
— The 1998 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.



Words linked to "Underpin" :   gibe, agree, sustain, corroborate, hold up, correspond, fit, bear out, jibe, hold, check, tally, support, match



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