Definition of Prop up

1. Verb. Support by placing against something solid or rigid. "Shore and buttress an old building"

Exact synonyms: Prop, Shore, Shore Up
Generic synonyms: Hold, Hold Up, Support, Sustain
Specialized synonyms: Bolster
Derivative terms: Prop, Shore, Shoring, Shoring Up



Definition of Prop up

1. Verb. (transitive) To support with, or as if with, a prop. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prop Up

proovest
prooveth
prooving
prooxidative
prop
prop-
prop blast
prop comedian
prop comedians
prop comedy
prop comic
prop comics
prop root
prop shaft
prop shafts
prop up (current term)
prop up the bar
prop wash
propachlor
propadeutic
propadiene
propadienes
propadienyl
propaedeutic
propaedeutically
propaedeuticly
propaedeutics
propafol
propagable
propaganda

Literary usage of Prop up

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1. Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford by William Cobbett (1908)
"However, a breaking merchant, whom the bank will no longer prop up, will naturally blame the bank, just as every insolvent blames a solvent, that will not ..."

2. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"I. a. to stake, prop up; I« put poles to (hops) ; II. n. to «hoot or grow into stalks, to get stalk. ..."

3. An ecclesiastical history of Ireland, from the first introduction of by John Lanigan (1822)
"Usher, to prop up that fable, places the grant of Clonard in 544 (Ind. Chron.J, yet at A. 540 he has Kieran among ..."

4. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"To support or prop up anything with a pole or poles : Ko Tañe anake, na na i tokotoko te rangi tou—Wohl., Trans., vii. 35. TOKO, a pole, a rod : He mata nga ..."

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