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)
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: ARG0 and ARG1 and ARG2
Although the Bank of England 's tight monetary policy has fueled worries that Britain 's slowing economy is headed for a recession , it is widely believed that Mr. Lawson 's willingness to prop up the pound with interest - rate increases helped stem pound selling in recent weeks .
Arg1: the pound
Arg2: with interest - rate increases