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“prop sth up” in British English

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prop sth up

phrasal verb with prop uk /prɒp/ us /prɑːp/ verb [ T + adv/prep ] -pp-

(Definition of “prop sth up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“prop sth up” in Business English

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prop sth up

phrasal verb with prop uk /prɒp/ us verb

to help an organization, system, etc. that is having trouble, often by giving financial help:

The US Federal Reserve adjusted interest rates in January in an attempt to prop up the economy.
prop up the dollar/pound/yen, etc. Should the Central Bank intervene to prop up the ailing euro, or wait for a natural recovery?
The pact was scrapped last October after Thailand and Malaysia quit, saying that it had failed to prop up prices.

(Definition of “prop sth up” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)