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Definition of underpine

"underpine" is probably misspelled. Trying underpin instead Definition of underpin

1. underpin [ v ] support from beneath

Used in print:

(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)

Depicted , Cubist flatness is now almost completely assimilated to the literal , undepicted kind , but at_the_same_time it reacts upon and largely transforms the undepicted kind - and it does so , moreover , without depriving the latter of its literalness ; rather , it underpins and reinforces that literalness , re-creates it .

Synonyms underpin Related Terms hold

2. underpin [ v ] support with evidence or authority : make more certain or confirm
Examples: "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"

Synonyms bear_out support underpin corroborate Related Terms match documentation

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