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Definition of prop verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

prop

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//prɒp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɑːp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prop
BrE BrE//prɒp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɑːp//
 
he / she / it props
BrE BrE//prɒps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɑːps//
 
past simple propped
BrE BrE//prɒpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɑːpt//
 
past participle propped
BrE BrE//prɒpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɑːpt//
 
-ing form propping
BrE BrE//ˈprɒpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːpɪŋ//
 
 
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(propping, propped) to support an object by leaning it against something, or putting something under it etc.; to support a person in the same way prop something/somebody/yourself (up) (against something) He propped his bike against the wall. She propped herself up on one elbow. He lay propped against the pillows. prop something + adj. The door was propped open. Word Originverb late Middle English: probably from Middle Dutch proppe ‘support (for vines)’.Extra examples Bill propped himself up on one elbow. I propped my bike against the wall. She propped the window open. Phrasal Verbsprop somethingup
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