What does underpin mean?

Definitions for underpin
ˌʌn dərˈpɪnun·der·pin

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Underpin

    un-dėr-pin′, v.t. to pin or support underneath: to support or prop: to lay stones under, as the sills of a building, for it to rest on.—n. Un′derpinning, the act of underpinning or supporting by introducing a new structure as foundation, the act or practice of placing stones under the sills of a building: the stones so placed, an additional foundation wall: a method of well-sinking where a wall is laid in sections.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underpin in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underpin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of underpin in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull:

    The United States will remain the pre-eminent global military power over the next two decades, it will continue to be Australia’s most important strategic partner through our long-standing alliance, and the active presence of the United States will continue to underpin the stability of our region.

  2. The IEA:

    India could be replacing China as the main engine of global demand growth, reforms to the rules allowing refiners to directly import crude oil are all part of a general trend towards liberalisation that should underpin India's growth momentum.

  3. Sri Paravaikkarasu:

    Jet fuel demand will be strong in the coming years and Asia will be a main market, with resilient growth in passenger air traffic and cargo needs, the pickup in aviation activities and relatively lower fuel costs will underpin demand expansion.

  4. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Free and independent media underpin any vibrant democracy.

  5. Chairman Michel Demare:

    The board and management are determined to accelerate shareholder value creation and our actions today underpin our commitment to do so. Our commitment is also shown by the significant capital return program that we announced today.

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