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Noun
A pole or beam used as a temporary support or to keep something in position
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“Creating an intense heat and light that at once attracts and repels, the hand leans backwards, resting on a prop not unlike the beams used to construct roofs of houses.”
Noun
A person or thing that is a major source of support or assistance
“Labour has been the main political prop of Norwegian capitalism throughout most of the twentieth century.”
Noun
A flat base or foundation on which something rests or is supported
Noun
A long, rigid stick used as a weapon, tool or as a sign of authority
Noun
A projecting part of a fortification built at an angle to the line of a wall, so as to allow defensive fire in several directions
Noun
A mechanical device with evenly-shaped blades that turn on a shaft to push against air or water
Verb
To support or keep in position
“The patient should use pillows, rolled towels, blankets, or large pieces of foam to prop his or her body into the prescribed head position for sleeping.”
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To stand or lean something, someone or oneself against a wall or barrier
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“She caught hold of his arm and carefully dragged him up to prop him against the wall, grimacing at the dark stains on the dirty bandage wrapped round his wounds.”
Verb
To provide aid or assistance to
“I basically needed someone to prop me up while I was off chasing this crazy dream.”
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To provide financial aid or support to
“He is thought to have nipped between Europe and Africa to avoid prosecution on similar charges of running a massive accounting fraud to prop up his ailing business.”
Verb
Make or become stiff or rigid
Verb
To serve as a basis for
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