Definition for shoring (2 of 3)
verb (used with object), shored, shor·ing.
Origin of shore2
Definition for shoring (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), shored, shor·ing. Scot. and North England.
Origin of shore3
Examples from the Web for shoring
The GOP will give itself credibility by shoring up the program that works and seriously attempting to fix the one that doesn't.
Analysts say a more aggressive American approach to shoring up the opposition leadership may now be underway.
The Brown campaign, early on, focused a significant deal of attention to shoring up their support in the Jewish community.
Why, then, is he focusing so intently upon stabilizing Afghanistan instead of shoring up Islamabad first and foremost?
Moving on ... after shoring myself up financially, I headed off to St. Kitts for a while.
The ground never thaws below a depth of two feet, so there is no need of shoring to prevent its caving.Klondike Nuggets|E. S. Ellis
Works of shoring up, embanking and strengthening were carried out.Nooks and Corners of Old Paris|Georges Cain
When the weight reached the top of the derrick, all let go the ropes, and gave a shout as it hit the top of the shoring post.Seven Legs Across the Seas|Samuel Murray
Under his immediate eye cage cables did not snap, tram shackles part, nor did unexpected falls of shoring occur.The Secret of the League|Ernest Bramah
A single wide plank had been knocked out of the shoring to make an entrance into the tunnel.The Trail Boys on the Plains|Jay Winthrop Allen
British Dictionary definitions for shoring (1 of 3)
- land, as opposed to water (esp in the phrase on shore)
- (as modifier)shore duty