propping (up)

present participle of prop (up)
as in carrying
to hold up or serve as a foundation for these beams are propping up the entire roof

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as in assisting
to provide (someone) with what is useful or necessary to achieve an end invariably his strong religious faith props him up in times of crisis

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“Propping (up).” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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