October 03, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
prop up /ˈprɑːp ˈʌp/ phrasal verb
prop up
/ˈprɑːp ˈʌp/
phrasal verb

props up; propped up; propping up

Feet propped up on the couch
Feet propped up on the couch
Learner's definition of PROP UP

1 prop up (something) or prop (something) up : to stop (something) from falling or slipping by placing something under or against it

  • We propped up the beams with long boards.

2 prop (someone) up or prop up (someone) : to give help, encouragement, or support to (someone)

  • His faith propped him up in times of crisis.

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