Undergird



verb (used with object), undergirded or undergirt, undergirding.
1.
to strengthen; secure, as by passing a rope or chain under and around:
to undergird a top-heavy load.
2.
to give fundamental support; provide with a sound or secure basis:
ethics undergirded by faith.
verb -girds, -girding, -girded, -girt
1.
(transitive) to strengthen or reinforce by passing a rope, cable, or chain around the underside of (an object, load, etc)

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