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, prop(verb)
a propeller that rotates to push against air
prop up, prop, shore up, shore(verb)
support by placing against something solid or rigid
"shore and buttress an old building"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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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How to use prop in a sentence?
Nearly 10 million California voters -- including the vast majority of app-based drivers -- passed Prop 22 to protect driver independence, while providing historic new protections, voters across the political spectrum spoke loud and clear, passing Prop 22 in a landslide. Meritless lawsuits that seek to undermine the clear democratic will of the people do not stand up to scrutiny in the courts.
We provide over 20 % of all professional rugby players in the world. We help prop up everybody's competitions, we don't have our own pathway at the moment. We don't have the audience, but we bring a huge amount of value to the party. There is no feast without the fire.
That makes me absolutely certain I'm right if the secretary of state thinks that, iSIS is simply not being attacked by Russia. Russia is in Syria along with Iran to prop up (President Bashar) Assad.
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.
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.
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- pilarCatalan, Valencian
- podpěra, rekvizita, vrtule, vzpěraCzech
- pilar, apoyoSpanish
- پایه, تکیهگاهPersian
- tuki, lavaste, potkuri, tukea, pönkä, pönkittääFinnish
- pillier, support, cale, accessoire, caler, soutienFrench
- támaszték, támaszHungarian
- puntello, pilone, sostegnoItalian
- firmāmentum, pālusLatin
- подставка, опораRussian
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