prop up

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Verb1.prop up - support by placing against something solid or rigid; "shore and buttress an old building"
hold up, support, sustain, hold - be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
bolster - prop up with a pillow or bolster
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vt sep
(= rest, lean) to prop oneself/something up against somethingsich/etw gegen etw lehnen
(= support)stützen; tunnel, wallabstützen; engineaufbocken; (fig) régime, company, the poundstützen; organizationunterstützen; to prop oneself up on somethingsich auf etw (acc)stützen; he spends most of his time propping up the bar (inf)er hängt die meiste Zeit an der Bar


(prop) noun
a support. The ceiling was held up with wooden props.
verbpast tense, past participle propped
to lean (something) against something else. He propped his bicycle against the wall.
prop up
to support (something) in an upright position, or stop it from falling. We had to prop up the roof; He propped himself up against the wall.
References in classic literature ?
So I kindled the shavings; helped prop up the innocent little idol; offered him burnt biscuit with Queequeg; salamed before him twice or thrice; kissed his nose; and that done, we undressed and went to bed, at peace with our own consciences and all the world.
The troubled firm had to close its UK life insurance fund to new business in 2002, and then last year it was forced to issue more shares to prop up its finances.
It's a series of right turns leading into another row of orange cones that prop up a sign reading ``Road Closed to Through Traffic/Local Access Only.