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verb (used with object)
to prop up or support from below; strengthen, as by reinforcing a foundation.
to replace or strengthen the foundation of (a building or the like).
to furnish a foundation for; corroborate:
The author's conclusions are underpinned by references to experimental findings.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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They provide access to new ideas and technologies that
The skills they possess
the technological advances that drive improvements in productivity and living standards.
More deeply, the ideas that
monarchism would appear to enjoy scant support.
Once scorned as nervous tics, certain tiny, unconscious flicks of the eyes now turn out to
much of our ability to see.
The same brain areas and processes
motor imagery and motor execution.
Such experiments merely confirm that physiological processes
all our perceptions, plans, choices and actions.
The protesters' preoccupations vary from place to place, as do the economic data that
The spread of prosperity into the hinterlands, through flows in trade and investment,
the dream of integration.
public policies that are themselves in flux.
Governments gave gold to the fund in the first place to
its lending, not to pay its salaries.
British Dictionary definitions for
to support from beneath, esp by a prop, while avoiding damaging or weakening the superstructure
to underpin a wall
to give corroboration, strength, or support to
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