Meaning of PROP in English

PROP

n. 25B6; noun

the roof is held up by props : POLE, post, support, upright, brace, buttress, stay, strut, stanchion, shore, pier, pillar, pile, piling, bolster, truss, column.

a prop for the economy : MAINSTAY, pillar, anchor, backbone, support, foundation, cornerstone.

25B6; verb

he propped his bike against the wall : LEAN, rest, stand, balance, steady.

this post is propping the wall up : HOLD UP, shore up, bolster up, buttress, support, brace, underpin.

they prop up loss-making industries : SUBSIDIZE, underwrite, fund, finance.

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