Synonyms of prop in English:

prop


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noun

1‘steel props support the 1.5 km long underpass construction’

SYNONYMS
pole, post, beam, support, upright, brace, buttress, stay, shaft, strut, stanchion, shore, pier, vertical, pillar, pile, piling, bolster, truss, column, rod, stick
point d'appui
sprag

2‘he found himself becoming the emotional prop of the marriage’

SYNONYMS
mainstay, pillar, anchor, rock, backbone, support, cornerstone
supporter, upholder, sustainer

verb

1‘he propped his bike against the garage wall’

SYNONYMS
lean, rest, set, stand, position, place, lay, balance, steady

2‘the longest branches were initially propped up with planks’

SYNONYMS
hold up, shore up, bolster up, buttress, support, brace, underpin, reinforce, strengthen
archaic underprop

3‘the government's attempt to prop up their loss-making state airline’

SYNONYMS
subsidize, underwrite, fund, finance, maintain
support, give support to, bolster, bolster up, shore up, buttress
help, aid, assist, revitalize