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prop up

Definition of prop up

  1. 1 :  to stop (something) from falling or slipping by placing something under or against it <We propped up the beams with long boards.> <propped the plant stems up>

  2. 2 :  to give help, encouragement, or support to (someone) <His faith propped him up in times of crisis.>



Word by Word Definitions

propplay
  1. :  something that props or sustains :  support

  1. :  to support by placing against something

    :  sustain, strengthen

  1. :  property

    :  something used in creating or enhancing a desired effect

  1. :  propeller

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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