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1 prop /ˈprɑːp/ verb
props; propped; propping
1 prop
/ˈprɑːp/
verb
props; propped; propping
Learner's definition of PROP
always followed by an adverb or preposition [+ object]
: to support (something) by placing it against something else or by placing something under it

prop up

[phrasal verb]
prop up (something) or prop (something) up : to stop (something) from falling or slipping by placing something under or against it
prop (someone) up or prop up (someone) : to give help, encouragement, or support to (someone)
2 prop /ˈprɑːp/ noun
plural props
2 prop
/ˈprɑːp/
noun
plural props
Learner's definition of PROP
[count]
: something that is used to support something and keep it in position
: someone or something that gives help or support to someone or something else
rugby : a player who plays in a forward position on a rugby team
called also prop forward
compare 3prop, 4prop
3 prop /ˈprɑːp/ noun
plural props
3 prop
/ˈprɑːp/
noun
plural props
Learner's definition of PROP
[count]
: an object that is used by a performer or actor or that is used to create a desired effect in a scene on a stage, in a movie, etc.
compare 2prop, 4prop
4 prop /ˈprɑːp/ noun
plural props
4 prop
/ˈprɑːp/
noun
plural props
Learner's definition of PROP
[count] informal
compare 2prop, 3prop
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