support

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support is part of the Basic English 850.
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support is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
support

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
support

Third-person singular
supports

Past tense
supported

Past participle
supported

Present participle
supporting

  1. To keep something up; to be a base for something.
    The four legs are supporting the table.
  2. To give someone food and other things the person needs.
    She has money, so she can support her children.

Noun[change]

Singular
support

Plural
supports

Supports
  1. Support is something that keeps something up.
    The posts in the house help support the roof.

Related words[change]