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Definition of bolster verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bolster
he / she / it bolsters
past simple bolstered
-ing form bolstering
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to improve something or make it stronger bolster something to bolster someone's confidence/courage/morale bolster something up Falling interest rates may help to bolster up the economy.
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