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  1. buttress

    • IPA[ˈbʌtrɪs]

    英式

    • n.
      a structure of stone or brick built against a wall to strengthen or support it;a projecting portion of a hill or mountain.
    • v.
      provide (a building or structure) with buttresses;increase the strength of or justification for; reinforce
    • noun: buttress, plural noun: buttresses

    • verb: buttress, 3rd person present: buttresses, gerund or present participle: buttressing, past tense: buttressed, past participle: buttressed

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a structure of stone or brick built against a wall to strengthen or support it:

      the cathedral's massive buttresses

    • 2. a projecting portion of a hill or mountain.
    • 3. a source of defence or support:

      the political police were the main buttress of the regime

    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. provide (a building or structure) with buttresses:

      we buttressed the wall as it was showing signs of cracking and collapse

    • 2. increase the strength of or justification for; reinforce:

      authority was buttressed by religious belief

    • adj. (of a building or structure) strengthened or supported with a buttress:

    • a buttressed wall

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    • adj. (of a building or structure) strengthened or supported with a buttress:

    • a buttressed wall

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    • n. a buttress slanting from a separate pier, typically forming an arch with the wall it supports.

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    • n. a tree root whose upper, exposed parts project from the trunk like a buttress.

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    • n. a buttress slanting from a separate column, typically forming an arch with the wall it supports.

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    • IPA[ˈbətrəs]

    美式

    • n.
      a projecting support of stone or brick built against a wall:
    • the cathedral's massive buttresses
    • v.
      provide (a building or structure) with projecting supports built against its walls:
    • we buttressed the wall as it was showing signs of cracking and collapse

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