The word "shore" refers to an area where the water meets the land along a lake or an ocean.
- It’s relaxing to listen to waves as they crash against the shore.
- Vacationers stay at hotels located on the shore.
- Beaches line the shores of most tourist destinations located on oceans.
- You can find sea shells if you walk along the shore.
- When I go to the lake in the summer, I see many people fishing from the shore.
- Sometimes garbage from the ocean washes up on the shore.
- A strong Tsunami or hurricane can wipe away the shoreline very quickly. (shoreline = shore)
The verb phrase "shore up" means to improve, support, or strengthen:
- It’s necessary to shore up your saving accounts before retiring.
- The side of the building began to buckle, so workers temporarily shored it up with plywood.
- The U.S. needs to shore up its alliances with countries in Europe.
- It’s important to shore up personal relationships with regular contact as time goes by.
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December 18, 2018