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Definition of prop verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prop
he / she / it props
past simple propped
-ing form propping
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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. Phrasal Verbsprop somethingup
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