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Fortify, 1) trans. to strengthen and secure by works of defence: John III, 4, 10. H5 III, 3, 53. H6A IV, 2, 19. H6C I, 2, 52. Mcb. V, 2, 12. Figuratively: “f. yourself in your decay,” Sonn. 16, 3. “he's --ied against any denial,” Tw. I, 5, 153. “let us assail your ears that are so --ed against our story,” Hml. I, 1, 32. Cymb. I, 4, 21. With from, == to secure, protect from: “which --ed her visage from the sun,” Compl. 9.
2) intr. to raise works of strength: “for such a time do I now f. against confounding age's cruel knife,” Sonn. 63, 9. “we f. in paper and in figures,” H4B I, 3, 56. “view the Frenchmen how they f.” H6A I, 4, 61.
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