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buttress

US [ˈbʌtrəs]
UK ['bʌtrəs]
  • n.支墩;扶壁
  • v.支持;给…以力量
  • Web拱壁;靶;扶垛
Plural Form:buttresses  Present Participle:buttressing  Past Tense:buttressed  
buttress
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n.
1.
扶壁;支墩a stone or brick structure that supports a wall
v.
1.
~ sb/sth
支持;给…以力量to support or give strength to sb/sth
The sharp increase in crime seems to buttress the argument for more police officers on the street.
犯罪率急剧上升似乎支持了街上增加巡警的论点。

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