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      vb   , props, propping, propped   when tr, often foll by: up  
1    tr   to support with a rigid object, such as a stick  
2    tr; usually also foll by: against   to place or lean  
3    tr   to sustain or support  
4    intr     (Austral. and N.Z.)   to stop suddenly or unexpectedly  
5    something that gives rigid support, such as a stick  
6    a person or thing giving support, as of a moral or spiritual nature  
7      (Rugby)   either of the forwards at either end of the front row of a scrum  
     (C15: related to Middle Dutch proppe vine prop; compare Old High German pfropfo shoot, German Pfropfen stopper)  
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