Undergirded means supported or upheld by something else. The boat was undergirded by a chain to protect it from the wind.

  • The building was undergirded with steel beams to support the weight of the building.

  • The company undergirded its new product with a good reputation.

Definition of undergirded


To strengthen, secure, or reinforce by passing a rope, cable, or chain around the underside of an object.


To give fundamental support; provide with a sound or secure basis; provide supportive evidence for.


To lend moral support to.


To secure below or underneath.

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