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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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يَسْنِد، يَدْعَم
styîja, skorîa, skjóta stoîum undir

w>prop up

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
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(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.
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