verb (used with object), underpinned, underpinning.
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.
verb (transitive) -pins, -pinning, -pinned
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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