buttressing buttressing  /ˈbə trə sɪŋ/


  • (n) a support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building


  1. In the press conference, Brown admitted that his office does, in fact, work closely with the NYPD, further buttressing Meyers frustration that there is no state special prosecutor.
  2. Though Bill was still off sulking, the prospect of the Clinton machine buttressing Obama's army of supporters and donors made many a Republican swallow hard.
  3. Washington clearly sees a need for buttressing friendly Muslim regimes in the crisis.


  • Google-made Android media player, smart watch, gaming console inbound?

    According to sources familiar with the matter, Google has both a smart watch similar to the Pebble as well as a video game console under development, both running its Android operating system. Additionally, the same sources indicate a refresh of a media playing device similar to the Nexus Q is underway, buttressing previous rumors. Reportedly, Google hopes to design and market the devices itself ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: MacNN


  1. "To address these global challenges, we must go on building and buttressing bridges to allies around the world: to bring in the rice to feed our people, investments to create jobs; and to keep the peace and maintain stability in our country and the...
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: Sun.Star

  2. His designs were "the antithesis of the haute-couture school, with its premise of buttressing and correcting the woman's silhouette," wrote Alicia Drake in "The Beautiful Fall," her book about French fashion during Saint Laurent's rise to...
    on Jun 1, 2008 By: Alicia Drake Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. "We're adamant that simply buttressing the dam is a very poor solution for the community and the state," Emerson said, because it would leave "a destructive and constant impact on the steelhead trout without providing water storage or flood...
    on Jan 21, 2008 By: Frank Emerson Source: Contra Costa Times

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