verb (used with object), propped, prop·ping.
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OTHER WORDS FROM propun·propped, adjective
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OTHER WORDS FROM proppropless, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for prop
Not only was this scrap of cord handmade more than 40,000 years ago, but the hands that made it belonged to Neandertals, close human relatives who don’t often get props for creativity.2020’s science superlatives include the oldest, highest and grossest discoveries|Erika Engelhaupt|December 30, 2020|Science News
Each month brings another slice of the story via a box filled with puzzles, newspaper clippings, audio recordings, props and other clues that lead you to the criminal.Gift Guide: Last-minute subscriptions to keep the gifts going all year|Greg Kumparak|December 23, 2020|TechCrunch
Lie on your side, with your hip on the prop and your feet planted against the wall.
As much as advancing a political cause, SarahPAC seems to be a lifestyle play, propping up an expensive ideological entourage.Palin’s SarahPAC Embarrassment: Consultants Are Cashing In|John Avlon|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Let's phase out the government's role in propping up big sugar, and while we're at it, perhaps ethanol as well?
Nope, he has to be seen landing his chopper on the South Lawn, propping his leather loafers on his mahogany desk in the Oval.Why Obama Fled His Hawaii Vacation in Shadow of the Fiscal Cliff|Lauren Ashburn|December 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Enzi, the white-haired Republican from Wyoming, has been broadly against government spending and propping up risky industries.
Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan originally estimated the cost of propping up the bank at $6.1 billion.
The propping up of the credit of them can, however, do no sort of good.Rural Rides|William Cobbett
Removing the kettle from the fire, he set it beside him and succeeded in propping the Indian's head upon his knees.Connie Morgan in the Fur Country|James B. Hendryx
But the soldier stirred again, propping himself with both hands and pulling his body onward for a few inches more.The Street Called Straight|Basil King
The question at once follows as to the way in which the propping was done.History of the Cathedral Church of Wells|Edward A. Freeman
Afterwards I circumvented it by weighting it with a stone or propping it up.Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan|Frances Halton Eva Hasell
British Dictionary definitions for prop (1 of 3)
verb props, propping or propped (when tr, often foll by up)
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Idioms and Phrases with prop
see knock the bottom (props) out from.