Definitions for underpinˌʌn dərˈpɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•pinˌʌn dərˈpɪn(v.t.)-pinned, -pin•ning.

  1. to prop up or support from below; strengthen.

  2. to replace or strengthen the foundation of.

  3. to substantiate or corroborate.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. underpin(verb)

    support from beneath

  2. corroborate, underpin, bear out, support(verb)

    support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

    "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"


  1. underpin(Verb)

    To support from below with props or masonry.

    You should underpin the mine roof to prevent further collapse.

  2. underpin(Verb)

    To give support to; to corroborate.

    Public confidence in politicians must underpin our democracy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underpin(verb)

    to lay stones, masonry, etc., under, as the sills of a building, on which it is to rest

  2. Underpin(verb)

    to support by some solid foundation; to place something underneath for support


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