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verb as in hold up or lean against

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Inside Yahoo Sports’ mobile app, for example, the over-under, a term for the projected number of points two opposing teams will score in a game that’s used to set prop bets, is now displayed beneath every matchup.

From Digiday

The best prop bets for the Bucs-Chiefs Super Bowl It’s worth noting that while Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce dominated the Bucs’ defense in the first half of their November meeting, they were held to a combined 64 receiving yards in the second half.

The best prop bets for Super Bowl 55If Antonio Brown, who is recovering from a knee injury, is able to play, look for Tampa Bay to run more three-receiver sets to pair him with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.

So in what has become a yearly prop bet ritual, we’ll dissect each of three bets related to Gorman’s poem20 to see if we can’t find a winner.

I’m putting them on the defense, purposefully, to make me look good—nothing to do with them…At that point, they’re a prop.

From Time

But despite these hints of a potential shift in policy, Beijing keeps propping up Pyongyang.

As much as advancing a political cause, SarahPAC seems to be a lifestyle play, propping up an expensive ideological entourage.

Let's phase out the government's role in propping up big sugar, and while we're at it, perhaps ethanol as well?

Bottle propping and speed-feeding gruel causes them to choke and aspirate their food—sometimes causing pneumonia and death.

Nope, he has to be seen landing his chopper on the South Lawn, propping his leather loafers on his mahogany desk in the Oval.

Flinthead led out a horse, mounted and rode down a lane, propping the gates open as he went.

Gilliatt worked the whole day long on the wreck, clearing away, propping, arranging.

One does not gain chieftainship of any kind in the West without propping his ascendency with acts of ruthless decision.

In this also Rhode Island bore her part, propping as best she might her tottering treasury and using impressment for raising men.

She gave the impression of a tall creature of extreme grace as she sat propping her back against her silvered chair.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to propping, such as: brace, bolster, set, uphold, buttress, and strengthen.

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