underpinned


underpinned

verb (used with object), un·der·pinned, un·der·pin·ning.

  1. to prop up or support from below; strengthen, as by reinforcing a foundation.
  2. to replace or strengthen the foundation of (a building or the like).
  3. to furnish a foundation for; corroborate: The author’s conclusions are underpinned by references to experimental findings.

verb -pins, -pinning or -pinned (tr)

  1. to support from beneath, esp by a prop, while avoiding damaging or weakening the superstructureto underpin a wall
  2. to give corroboration, strength, or support to

v.1520s (figurative); 1530s (literal), from under + pin (v.). Related: Underpinned; underpinning.

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