[ prop ]
/ prɒp /
verb (used with object), propped, prop·ping.
to support, or prevent from falling, with or as if with a prop (often followed by up): to prop an old fence; to prop up an unpopular government.
to rest (a thing) against a support: He propped his cane against the wall.
to support or sustain (often followed by up).
a stick, rod, pole, beam, or other rigid support.
a person or thing serving as a support or stay: His father is his financial prop.
Origin of prop1
1400–50; late Middle English proppe (noun); cognate with Middle Dutch proppe bottle stopper
Related formsun·propped, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unpropped
Unpropped by your title, you will more grandly become the minister, because with more effort.The Mesmerist's Victim|Alexandre Dumas
British Dictionary definitions for unpropped (1 of 3)
/ (prɒp) /
verb props, propping or propped (when tr, often foll by up)
(tr) to support with a rigid object, such as a stick
(tr usually also foll by against) to place or lean
(tr) to sustain or support
(intr) Australian and NZ to stop suddenly or unexpectedly
something that gives rigid support, such as a stick
a person or thing giving support, as of a moral or spiritual nature
rugby either of the forwards at either end of the front row of a scrum
Word Origin for prop
C15: related to Middle Dutch proppe vine prop; compare Old High German pfropfo shoot, German Pfropfen stopper
British Dictionary definitions for unpropped (2 of 3)
/ (prɒp) /
short for property (def. 8)
British Dictionary definitions for unpropped (3 of 3)
/ (prɒp) /
an informal word for propeller
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Idioms and Phrases with unpropped
see knock the bottom (props) out from.
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