|1.||[ verb ] make strong or stronger|
"This exercise will strengthen your upper body" "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
|Related terms:||weaken change reinforce confirm brace buttress vitalize substantiate restrengthen batten batten undergird ruggedise strengthener fortification strengthen|
|2.||[ verb ] (military) prepare oneself for a military confrontation|
|Synonyms:||arm build_up gird|
"The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East" "troops are building up on the Iraqui border"
|Related terms:||disarm rearm forearm weapon garrison fortification|
|3.||[ verb ] add nutrients to; as of foods|
|Related terms:||add cooking|
|4.||[ verb ] enclose by or as if by a fortification|
|Related terms:||enclose trench fortress|
|5.||[ verb ] add alcohol beverages|
|Related terms:||change cooking|