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prop

verb [T + adv/prep] uk   /prɒp/ us    /prɑːp/ (-pp-)
to support something physically, often by leaning it against something else or putting something under it: I propped my bike (up) against the wall. She was sitting at the desk with her chin propped on her hands. This window keeps on closing - I'll have to prop it open with something.
Phrasal verbs

prop

noun uk   /prɒp/ us    /prɑːp/

prop noun (IN FILM/THEATRE)

[C usually plural] an object used by the actors performing in a play or film: The set is minimal and the only props used in the show are a table, a chair and a glass of water.

prop noun (ON AIRCRAFT/SHIP)

[C] informal for propeller

prop noun (SUPPORT)

[C] an object that is used to support something by holding it up: I need some sort of a prop to keep the washing line up. figurative A lot of people use cigarettes as a sort of social prop (= to make them feel more confident). ( also prop forward) a player in a rugby team who is large and strong, and who supports the scrum

prop noun (RESPECT)

props [plural] mainly US informal respect for someone: I have to give her her props for being such a great athlete.
Translations of “prop”
in Spanish puntal…
in French support…
in German die Stütze…
in Chinese (Traditional) 支撐, 支持…
in Chinese (Simplified) 支撑, 支持…
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