prop 1 (prŏp)
1. An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.
2. One that serves as a means of support or assistance.
tr.v. propped, prop·ping, props
To support by placing something beneath or against; shore up.
[Middle English proppe, probably from Middle Dutch.]
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