Definition of 'prop'
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Successive governments propped up companies that had no plausible prospects and the taxpayer picked up the tab. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The producers go to such trouble to get costumes and props right: why not the birds? Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has a library with row upon row of fashion magazines propped against the wall. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The departure of the two heavyweight props will enable the purse strings to be loosened. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some younger ones propped up the bar. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Imagine lifting one prop forward with each hand. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Very few prop desks lost money during the crash. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Mining stocks were the main prop in blue chips as copper and nickel prices strengthened. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is essentially a film about props. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All the decorations and food props will be ones used in the actual movies. The Sun (2012)Fast and powerful for a prop forward. The Sun (2014)One of his arms was extended across the desk to prop him up when the going got tough. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The ladder had been propped against the wall of the hotel so workmen could remove ivy from the building. The Sun (2013)The speeches were under way when a couple of prop forwards wandered through the wrong door and became uninvited guests. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Surely all prop forwards want that. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Probably the best loose-head prop in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are no props, no costumes and only minimal lighting. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They had three props in the front row and didn't need a hooker. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was made in a naturalistic set with a starry cast, authentic props and costumes. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For decades, the mainstream parties have been able to rely on the same core support bases to prop them up at general elections. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The change to the scrum engagement protocol has made the loose-head prop and his technique in staying straight and protecting his hooker more important. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But there's an awful lot more to the Exeter scrum than the prop forward. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Outside, propped against the front wall, is a large looking glass. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But he has tested the manly mettle of cowboys, cops and soldiers, so why not do the same with props and scrum halves? Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'prop'
British English: prop VERB
If you prop an object on or against something, you support it by putting something underneath it or by resting it somewhere.
He rocked back in the chair and propped his feet on the desk.
British English: prop NOUN
A prop is a stick or other object that you use to support something.
Using the table as a prop, he dragged himself to his feet.
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