Meaning of PROP in English

PROP

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

up

There are no curtains to soften its edges and the pelmet is propped up by the bookcase.

She lies on her back, her body propped up with pillows, fluids dripping through tubes into her veins.

She remembered him propped up by the nurses, waving his little hands about.

I hauled my bargain table outside and propped up the cardboard three-books-for-a-buck sign.

Dennis and the others were propping up the bar, Karen was supposedly selecting duty-free perfume.

They frequently can be seen perched on a rock and propped up on their ventral fins as if surveying their little world.

Poorly managed and with low yields, it was propped up with a huge loan from the estate's trustees.

Cathleen Schine propped up in bed.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

An old guitar lay propped against a wall.

He propped his bicycle against the fence and ran inside.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Anushkia Smyslov had bandaged Alex Bannen's head, and the physicist was propped in a sitting position against a workstation.

As soon as the infant Arthur was old enough to be propped against the proscenium arch, he was included in the turn.

Duncan had left Myeloski propping up the bar, drinking his customary vodka and Budweiser chaser.

Nurse Bells had propped him upright and he looked alert and interested.

She remembered him propped up by the nurses, waving his little hands about.

The President was propped up in bed.

They prop up prices for growers by controlling production rather than through federal subsidies.

They are trying to prop up the tumbling stockmarket by cutting the supply of new issues.

II. noun

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Low interest rates are the stock market's most important prop .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And Lewis was such a tremendous stage prop .

Salford prop David Young has been appointed to lead the side in the absence of Davies.

The clothes lines were taken down and rolled up by the dustbins, together with the props.

The days of buying politicians and pimping ballot props are over because the public has wised up.

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