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support US English

Bear all or part of the weight of; hold up

support US Thesaurus

a roof supported by pillars

air support US English

Assistance given to ground or naval forces in an operation by their own or allied aircraft

child support US English

Court-ordered payments, typically made by a noncustodial divorced parent, to support one’s minor child or children

life support US English

Maintenance of the vital functions of a critically ill or comatose person or a person undergoing surgery

moral support US English

Support or help, the effect of which is psychological rather than physical

price support US English

Government assistance in maintaining the levels of market prices regardless of supply or demand

support group US English

A group of people with common experiences or concerns who provide each other with encouragement, comfort, and advice

support price US English

A minimum price guaranteed to a farmer for agricultural produce and maintained by subsidy or the buying in of surplus stock

life support New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

income support US English

(In the UK and Canada) payment made by the state in particular circumstances to people who are on a low income

victim support US English

The provision of advice and counselling to victims of crime

in support of US English

Giving assistance to

technical support US English

A service provided by a hardware or software company that provides registered users with help and advice about their products

Child Support Agency US English

(In the UK) a government agency responsible for the assessment and collection of compulsory child maintenance payments from absent parents

decision support system US English

A set of related computer programs and the data required to assist with analysis and decision-making within an organization

in support of in support US English

Giving assistance to

nonsupport US English

Failure to provide for the maintenance of a child, spouse, or other dependent as required by law


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