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Prop Definition

  • (noun) a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling
  • (verb) support by placing against something solid or rigid;

Sentence Examples

Prop up the ladder!

Sometimes kind people propped up old trees.

Propped up against the wall was the picture.

He was evidently a cripple, propped up in a strange wheelchair.

[From The Heads of Apex by Weiss, George Henry]

The cook softly closed the door and propped a chair against it.

Immediately after the field is trenched, the canes are propped.

A lady’s bicycle is propped against the wall, under the window.

Kate was propped up with pillows in the armchair in the corner.

Miriam got off her shoes and propped them in the fender to dry.

Most caterpillars have little prop legs, but these aren't real legs and shouldn't be counted.

[From Little Busybodies: The Life of Crickets, Ants, Bees, Beetles, and Other Busybodies by Marks, Jeannette Augustus]

The plant has not yet grown sufficiently strong to take away the prop round which it climbed.

It had many props to support it through that period, which now are decayed and crumbled away.

[From The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln — Volume 1: 1832-1843 by Schurz, Carl]

It would be a sturdy prop in his long sensitive, susceptible physical recovery—and afterward.

[From Villa Elsa A Story of German Family Life by Henry, Stuart Oliver]

I now saw under the window a hanging-shelf, which I raised and propped up with two iron legs.

[From The Gentleman Cadet His Career and Adventures at the Royal Military Academy Woolwich by Drayson, Alfred W. (Alfred Wilks)]

By propping herself upright on her knees she could just see through a small, circular window.

[From The Cruise of the O Moo by Snell, Roy J. (Roy Judson)]

The box had a flap-door leading into it, propped open by a stick from which a string dangled.

[From The Raft by Lowell, Orson]

Then down he would lay again, with his elbows on the ground, and his hands propping his chin.

[From Checkmate by Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan]

He propped his back against a tree and waited, hating himself all the time for his cowardice.

[From Elster's Folly: A Novel by Wood, Henry, Mrs.]

The children lament over the destruction and go round propping up plants of their own accord.

[From Three Years in Tristan da Cunha by Barrow, Katherine Mary]

He sat down across the top step of the stairs with his back propped against the passage wall.

The skin canoes are propped up on slabs of ice high enough to be out of the reach of the dogs.

[From Shifts and Expedients of Camp Life, Travel & Exploration by Lord, Wm. Blair (William Blair)]

He took up his father’s business and did well in it, and was his father’s prop and right hand.

They found Minna at a table in the entrance hall her head propped on her hand, snoring gently.

"I had hoped she would not fall in love, but be a prop and comfort to me now that I am alone."

[From The Fifth String by Sousa, John Philip]

Prop it up!”

And just as farmers prop up their trees, so good schoolmasters prop up the young by good advice and suggestions, that they may become upright.

[From Plutarch's Morals by Plutarch]