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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROP UP

"Yes, ma'am," says Babbitt, tryin' to prop up his wilted collar.

They are often so loaded, in the gardens of the Indians, that they have to prop up the branches.

They are often so loaded in the gardens of the Indians that they have to prop up the branches.

Gradually he unbent himself, and went back to prop up the hedge.

But it is of first importance quickly to gather and prop up the dead.

You can prop up the wagon and carry the wheel there on horseback.

It is of no advantage to sound firms to prop up unsound ones.

The only thing he could do was prop up an elbow in the snow and fire.

My job, for instance, was to prop up this foolish little man.

There was one Bible in the village, but that was used to prop up a flower-pot.

WORD ORIGIN

"support," mid-15c., from Middle Dutch proppe "vine prop, support," of unknown origin. Probably related to Old High German pfropfo, German pfropfen "to prop," perhaps from Latin propago "a set, layer of a plant" (see propagation). Irish propa, Gaelic prop are from English.

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