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prop1

prop1

pronunciation:
prap
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: propped, propping, props
definition 1: to support, stabilize, or sustain with or as if with a beam, stick, stone, or the like.
synonyms:
brace, buttress
similar words:
bolster, shore, stabilize, stake, stanchion, stay, steady, support, truss, uphold
definition 2: to rest or lean (something) on a supporting object or surface.
He propped himself against the cushions.
similar words:
bolster, brace, lay, stabilize, stay, support, uphold
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a physical object, such as a heavy beam, stick, or stone, used to support and hold something in place.
synonyms:
brace, buttress, stay, support
similar words:
anchor, bulwark, mainstay, pillar, reinforcement, rest, shore, stake, stanchion, truss
definition 2: something that provides support or stability by non-physical means.
Her admiration is a prop to his self-esteem.
synonyms:
anchor, buttress, support
similar words:
backer, boost, bulwark, crutch, pillar, rock