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  1. bolster

    • IPA[ˈbōlstər]

    美式

    • n.
      a long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support.;a part of a vehicle or tool providing structural support.
    • v.
      support or strengthen; prop up;provide (a seat) with padded support
    • verb: bolster, 3rd person present: bolsters, gerund or present participle: bolstering, past tense: bolstered, past participle: bolstered

    • noun: bolster, plural noun: bolsters

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support.
    • a part of a vehicle or tool providing structural support.
    • a short timber cap over a post designed to increase the bearing of the beams it supports.

    動詞

    • 1. support or strengthen; prop up the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence he wished to bolster up his theories with hard data
    • provide (a seat) with padded support they bolstered the seats for a more comfortable ride