Definition of 'bolster'
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Weak economic data today could bolster the case for further quantitative easing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We are more interested in bolstering confidence than in pointing out weaknesses. Times, Sunday Times (2012)St are helping to bolster the numbers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When troops are involved in conflicts we bolster their morale. The Sun (2007)The move was also designed to bolster the improving relationship. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We will be continuing to bolster the squad with the right calibre of person. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Two more factors tend to bolster the case for a change in the law. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Try to focus on bolstering his confidence in and out of bed. The Sun (2008)It is also bolstered by fine literary criticism that is effortlessly introduced into the narrative of a quixotic life. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You need to exercise a bit of both with your friend while exploring new avenues to bolster your support system. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This point of view would be bolstered by the position that regional policy is not so much ineffective as poorly timed. Urbanization in Post-Apartheid South Africa (1990)It may also force the regime to withdraw forces from other restive towns and cities to bolster its defence of the capital. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are also important as a source of emotional support in bolstering your self-esteem. Coping with Angina (1990)It is equally clear that fixtures in the North need bolstering in number and quality. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The Olympics may inspire a generation and bolster national morale. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There's obviously some resources there to bolster the squad. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Simultaneously, he is required to secure the results necessary to claim progress and bolster his position. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Copper has experienced a stunning rally in the week, bolstered by an increase in demand from China. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: bolster VERB
If you bolster something such as someone's confidence or courage, you increase it.
Hopes of an early cut in interest rates bolstered confidence.
British English: bolster NOUN
A bolster is a firm pillow shaped like a long tube which is sometimes put across a bed under the ordinary pillows.
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