I am looking for a verb that would be something like an antonym for piling up, describing the action of raising a pile from the bottom, specially making the base of the pile wider. For example, like adding the lower layers of a pyramid from the bottom — if that was technically possible.
Another way of putting it, after reading some of the comments, would be something in between “prop up”, “jacking up” and “churning”. The suggestion to use “churning” reminded me of the tale where a mouse fell into a bucket of milk and desperately began to kick and kick and swim and swim and churn. Until the kicking and swimming and churning turned the milk into cream, and then butter. And the mouse climbed to safety.
So would one say that the mice was “raised” or “jacked up” by the butter…
For example, like adding the lower layers of a pyramid from the bottom — if that was technically possible.
- Shore up
- Prop up
- Additional support
- Reinforce base