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noun as in support

verb as in hold up or lean against

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With an RDP, the propeller is inside a duct, and the duct itself contains the motor that powers the prop blades.

They broke conversational conventions, they had new and stricter rules, they incorporated movement or props, there was both choreography and craft in their construction.

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“Mattresses were brought out for the stage, bedsheets were used for the curtains, and with the aluminum foil in cigarette packets my parents used to make crowns for us” as props, he told India’s Telegraph newspaper.

The 2012 agreement between the Obama and Romney campaigns included rules against using props or visual aids and barred follow-up questions from the audience during the town hall.

The propeller sits in back for the same reason—a prop in the front would be unfriendly to smooth flow.

Without the proper equipment to repair and operate the Mohajer-4 it may be more of a photo prop than a piece of weaponry.

But this year, New Yorkers have a shot at making real changes through a ballot initiative sonorously known as Prop 1.

This is good—no one needs rape on TV used as a prop, or as background noise, or for shock value.

They see themselves being set up as a sacrifice for a U.S. policy meant to prop up Iraq.

After we tour the river we fly on a single-prop plane back to Fort Mac.

He realized for the first time what a prop and resource the deep maturity and scornful strength of his mother had been.

Then the thought of what had awakened her made her prop herself up on an elbow and gaze around.

Just now, Grandfather's keyster is the Rock of Gibraltar, the financial prop that is sustaining the whole structure.

If, by accident, the underground roots die off, the plant relies entirely on these air and prop roots for support and food.

The strong prop roots are generally of the same diameter throughout, though sometimes they thicken at the ends.


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On this page you'll find 103 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prop, such as: aid, assistance, brace, buttress, column, and mainstay.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.