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prop

verb [T]  us   /prɑp/ (-pp-)

prop verb [T] (SUPPORT)

to support something by putting something else under or against it: She propped the door open with a footstool. He was reading in bed, propped up by pillows. fig. To prop up something/prop something up is to support something that would fail or become weaker without such help: [M] The US joined with other nations in a coordinated effort yesterday to prop up the value of the dollar.

prop

noun  us   /prɑp/

prop noun (THEATER/MOVIES)

[C usually pl] an object that is used on a theater stage or in a movie: The only props used in the show are a table, a chair, and a glass of water.

prop noun (SUPPORT)

[C] an object used to support something or hold it in position
Translations of “prop”
in Vietnamese cột chống…
in Spanish puntal…
in Thai ไม้ค้ำยัน…
in Malaysian sangga…
in French support…
in German die Stütze…
in Chinese (Traditional) 支撐, 支持…
in Indonesian penyangga…
in Chinese (Simplified) 支撑, 支持…
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