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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.”
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A flat base or foundation on which something rests or is supported
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A long, rigid stick used as a weapon, tool or as a sign of authority
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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
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A mechanical device with evenly-shaped blades that turn on a shaft to push against air or water
Verb
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 position the feet while sitting, lying down, or reclining so that the knees are elevated at a higher level
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“Eva pulled Anthony into a sitting position and propped him against the wall.”
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To support or shore up something
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To make or become stable or balanced
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To provide assistance to someone or something
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Make or become stiff or rigid
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To serve as a basis for
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