Übersetzung von “prop sth up” — Englisch–Portugiesisch Wörterbuch

prop sth up

phrasal verb with prop uk /prɒp/ us /prɑːp/ verb -pp-

to lift and give support to something by putting something under it

sustentar algo, suportar algo, escorar algo
He was sitting upright in his hospital bed, propped up by pillows.
There were the usual bunch of drinkers propped up at (= leaning against) the bar.

to give support to something, especially a country or organization, so that it can continue to exist in a difficult situation

apoiar algo
How long is the government likely to survive without the US military force there to prop it up?

(Übersetzung von “prop sth up” aus dem Cambridge Englisch–Portugiesisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)