reinforcement noun

1 supporting/strengthening sth

ADJ. powerful

VERB + REINFORCEMENT provide The minister's statement provides reinforcement for the view that tax cuts are likely in the budget. | receive | have The windows have steel reinforcement. | need 2 reinforcements extra soldiers, etc.

ADJ. police, troop

VERB + REINFORCEMENT call for, call in, send for, summon The crowd was very large and police reinforcements were called in. | bring in, send

REINFORCEMENT + VERB arrive Reinforcements arrived too late.