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To stop someone or something from falling - synonyms or related words



to stop and keep hold of someone who is falling

prop up

to stop something from falling by putting something under it or against it

hold up

to support someone or something so that they do not fall down



to hold the weight of someone or of something such as a building or structure so that they do not move or fall

break someone’s fall

to stop someone who is falling from hitting the ground directly, so that they hurt themselves less than they would have done

steady yourself

to get your balance again so that you do not fall

shore up

to support something such as a wall to prevent it from falling



to support an object with a piece of wood, metal, etc. so that it does not fall down



to support the weight of something



to push your body, or a part of it, against something solid and strong in order to support yourself or to avoid falling



a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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