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  1. bolster

    • IPA[ˈbōlstər]

    美式

    • n.
      a long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support.;a part of a vehicle or tool providing structural support.
    • v.
      support or strengthen; prop up;provide (a seat) with padded support
    • noun: bolster, plural noun: bolsters

    • verb: bolster, 3rd person present: bolsters, gerund or present participle: bolstering, past tense: bolstered, past participle: bolstered

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support.
    • 2. a part of a vehicle or tool providing structural support.
    • 3. a short timber cap over a post designed to increase the bearing of the beams it supports.
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. support or strengthen; prop up:

      the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence

      he wished to bolster up his theories with hard data

    • 2. provide (a seat) with padded support:

      they bolstered the seats for a more comfortable ride

    • adj. provided with padded support:

    • I snuggled down into the heavily bolstered seat

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    • adj. provided with padded support:

    • I snuggled down into the heavily bolstered seat

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    • IPA[ˈbəʊlstə]

    英式

    • n.
      a long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support.
    • the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence

      he wished to bolster up his theories with hard data

    • v.
      support or strengthen:
    • the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence

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    • IPA[ˈbəʊlstə]

    英式

    • n.
      a heavy chisel used for cutting bricks.
    • the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence

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    • IPA[ˈbōlstər]

    美式

    • n.
      a heavy chisel used for cutting bricks.
    • the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence

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