[General] shore up

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vil

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Dear teachers,

Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

Merkel now has until November to shore up her government, her party and her own circle of allies.

The water stream weakened the bridge, sit, It don’t sound steady!

Well, sergeant, you must shore it up with steel beams and sandbags until they rebuilt this fucking bridge...

When the flood waters weakened the bridge, it was shored up with steel beams and sandbags until it could be rebuilt.

The coach sent in a substitute guard to shore up the line when Fitchburg began to break through.

shore up = support, prop

Thanks for your efforts.

Regards,

V.
 
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Yes.
 
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