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Support and sustain alike signify to hold up or keep up, to prevent from falling or sinking; but sustain has a special sense of continuous exertion or of great strength continuously exerted, as when we speak of sustained endeavor or a sustained note; a flower is supported by the stem or a temple-roof by arches; the foundations of a great building sustain an enormous pressure; to sustain life implies a greater exigency and need than to support life; to say one is sustained under affliction is to say more both of the severity of the trial and the completeness of the upholding than if we say he is supported. To bear is the most general word, denoting all holding up or keeping up of any object, whether in rest or motion; in the derived senses it refers to something that is a tax upon strength or endurance; as, to bear a strain; to bear pain or grief. To maintain is to keep in a state or condition, especially in an excellent and desirable condition; as, to maintain health or reputation; to maintain one's position; to maintain a cause or proposition is to hold it against opposition or difficulty. To support may be partial, to maintain is complete; maintain is a word of more dignity than support; a man supports his family; a state maintains an army or navy. To prop is always partial, signifying to add support to something that is insecure. Compare ABET; ENDURE; KEEP.
The roof is supported by, on, or upon pillars; the family was supported on or upon a pittance, or by charity.
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a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling
any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie
"before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"
airplane propeller, airscrew, propverb
a propeller that rotates to push against air
prop up, prop, shore up, shoreverb
support by placing against something solid or rigid
"shore and buttress an old building"
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How to use prop in a sentence?
If you think that running your economy into the ground and having to send troops in, in order to prop up your only ally is leadership, then we've got a different definition of leadership.
If he thinks that shoplifting is down, and all of his rhetoric about Prop 47 and the success of it is simply just a lie, they’ve caused such a disrespect for the law by weakening our system, by weakening our laws. Newsom has tried to destroy law enforcement, so for him to sit here and say that he wants a more local effort put forth is so offensive to me, because he is the person who is letting these dangerous criminals out of prison on parole left and right.
Antitrust is one of the most powerful tools that the government has. We worry about the politicization of that tool, it ought to be used to benefit consumers and not as a political prop.
While investors are concerned about the slowdown in the Chinese economy, the question now is whether the authorities have the ability to prop up the market.
What happened in San Francisco will have zero impact in New York City, we don't need a Prop F. What we need is Airbnb to follow the law.
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- pilarCatalan, Valencian
- vzpěra, vrtule, rekvizita, podpěraCzech
- pilar, apoyoSpanish
- تکیهگاه, پایهPersian
- tuki, tukea, pönkä, pönkittää, potkuri, lavasteFinnish
- caler, soutien, cale, accessoire, support, pillierFrench
- támaszték, támaszHungarian
- puntello, pilone, sostegnoItalian
- firmāmentum, pālusLatin
- опора, подставкаRussian
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