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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To support or hold up. Also: To give encouragement.

Usage examples (38)
  • Try to prop up the tent with the branch from the tree.
  • Chris Rock introduces himself as a Capricorn and his prop is a T.D. Jakes book.
  • True fact: the term "prop" is short for "property," so the idea of buying a traveling circus's property makes total sense.
  • Suggesting Kidd uses son T.J. as a prop is insulting for more
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