Prop – meaning of the word and examples

Something that props or sustains: Support. (Merriam – Webster)

To support by placing something under or against —often used with up. (Merriam – Webster)

To support by placing against something. (Merriam – Webster)

Sustain, strengthen. (Merriam – Webster)

To support something physically, often by leaning it against something else or putting something under it. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A pole or beam used as a temporary support or to keep something in position. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A person or thing that is a major source of support or assistance. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Examples

England prop claims working class players are discriminated against.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/international/109392936/england-prop-claims-working-class-players-are-discriminated-against

Fallacious Claims Prop Up Ethanol

https://townhall.com/columnists/pauldriessen/2013/10/06/fallacious-claims-prop-up-ethanol-n1717824

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