This would not punish the people of Iran as much as the companies that try to profit from propping up its dictatorship.
She escaped by propping the automatic garage door open with a paint can and wiggling out after her parents had gone to sleep.
Nope, he has to be seen landing his chopper on the South Lawn, propping his leather loafers on his mahogany desk in the Oval.
Enzi, the white-haired Republican from Wyoming, has been broadly against government spending and propping up risky industries.
Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan originally estimated the cost of propping up the bank at $6.1 billion.
He groaned aloud when, with her propping up his heavy body, he raised his arms.
Over this they had pitched the tent, using the rock for table, propping their dummies about it.
Its twin spire-crowned western towers will be improved when the masses of masonry now propping them are removed.
We are propping up the Consolidated Water Company in this state.
English was propping the lid open and sticking it so with adhesive.
"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.
"object used in a play," 1898, from props (1841), shortened form of properties (which was in theatrical use from early 15c.). Props as slang shortening for proper respects (or something similar) appeared c.1999.
short for propeller, 1914.
"to support," mid-15c., probably from prop (n.1) or a related verb in Dutch. Related: Propped; propping.