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English definition of “prop”

prop

verb [T + adv/prep]     /prɒp/ US  /prɑːp/ (-pp-)
to support something physically, often by leaning it against something else or putting something under it: I propped my bike (up) against the wall. She was sitting at the desk with her chin propped on her hands. This window keeps on closing - I'll have to prop it open with something.Physical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams
(Definition of prop verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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