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Etymology 1

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Noun

Singular
prop

Plural
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  1. An object placed against or under another, to support it; anything that supports.
    They stuck a block of wood under it as a prop.
  2. (rugby) The player who is next to the hooker in a scrum.
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Verb

Infinitive
to prop

Third person singular
prop

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
p

to prop (third-person singular simple present prop, present participle p, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (transitive) To support or shore up something.
    Try using a phone book to prop up the table where the foot is missing.
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Etymology 2

Abbreviation (of property, propeller, or proposition).

Noun

Singular
prop

Plural
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prop ({{{1}}})
  1. An item placed on a stage to create a scene or scenario in which actors perform a play in a theatre or motion picture.
    They used the trophy as a prop in the movie.
  2. The propeller of an aircraft.
  3. A proposition, especially on an election-day ballot.
Usage notes
  • In stagecraft, usually the term prop is reserved for an object with which an actor interacts (e.g., a glass, a book, or a weapon). Larger items adding to the scene, (e.g. chairs) are considered part of the set.
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Noun

prop (plural proppen, diminutive propje) f./m.

  1. swab, plug made of paper or cloth

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