Predicate: prop_up

Roleset id: prop_up.01 , support, hold upright, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

prop_up.01: PROP_UP-V NOTES: I'm pretty sure this can only occur as 'prop up', although I have vagueintuitions of 'prop open'. That will be treated exactly the same way,though. (from prop.01-v)


prop_up (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: helper, prop
        Arg1-PPT: thing being held up
        Arg2-MNR: instrument, if separate from arg0

Example: just transitive

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: participle

        Carried even further, some investors assumed that since leveraged buy-outs are the only thing propping up stock prices, the market would collapse if no more LBOs could be done.

        Arg0: the only thing
        Rel: [ propping] [ up]
        Arg1: stock prices

Example: with instrument

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        [John's self-esteem]-1 is propped *trace*-1 up with industrial-strength pharmaceuticals.

        Rel: [propped] [up]
        Arg1: *trace*
        Arg2: with industrial-strength pharmaceuticals