Translation of underpin in Spanish:


apuntalar, v.

Pronunciation /ˌəndərˈpɪn//ʌndəˈpɪn/

transitive verbunderpinned, underpinning

  • 1

    (wall/structure) apuntalar
    • A friend in Britain, who is a civil engineer, had given me a drawing showing an inexpensive method of underpinning the foundations.
    • Mrs Lloyd said the council refuses to answer questions about underpinning her house.
    • The claim of the insured included an additional claim to underpin an adjacent office block, which was not part of the insured property.
    • Work began on rectifying the structural problems of the library and extra piles were inserted and the building was underpinned.
    • At present, it is not thought that underpinning the foundations would be enough to save the building.
    • Eleven years ago, the Guildhall was forced to spend £626,000 underpinning the foundations of the scheduled monument which has been in council ownership since 1925.
  • 2

    (support, strengthen)
    (system) sostener
    (claim/argument) respaldar
    (argument/claim) sustentar
    • The exercise exposed a fundamental element of the Finnish psyche that underpins the Finnish workplace.
    • We should never lose sight of the fact that it is engagement in a real economy that underpins reciprocity in society.
    • During the Victorian and Edwardian periods in Britain, society was underpinned by rigid moral and social values.
    • He said the partnership process must underpin competitiveness as the core element of any possible new agreement.
    • In this essay I want to trace the origins of some of the common principles and assumptions which underpin the writing workshop.
    • His views were underpinned by his strong Christian beliefs.
    • He said, ‘We are remembering the past, honouring the present and underpinning a legacy for future generations in gathering here today.’
    • These themes are underpinned by unquestioned assumptions about the dangers of modern life, lazily repeated like a mantra through much of the media.
    • Thus, rivalry was built into the structure of material life that underpinned the economy of production and exchange.
    • Much of the collection is unique unpublished material which underpins music performance and research in Australia.
    • In a free society law also underpins the freedoms of citizens by guaranteeing certain civil liberties and imposing legal checks on the authorities.
    • An understanding of market structure underpins all pricing decisions made by marketers.
    • His know-how is underpinned by a strong appreciation of discipline.
    • The Government's legislation to underpin its workplace changes is yet to materialise.
    • The theme underpinning the film's murder investigation is the dire and inescapable consequences of circumstance and personal choice.
    • The idea of fairness that underpins the democratic process is grounded in different ways in different theories.
    • The success of this arrangement was underpinned by unquestioned trust in the integrity of the medical profession.
    • The story of her parents' struggle to raise four children in an alien culture underpins her book and her beliefs.
    • Children played cricket at the Centre on a daily basis and what was achieved there underpinned the success of Yorkshire cricket.
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