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      vb   , props, propping, propped   when tr, often foll by: up  
1    tr   to support with a rigid object, such as a stick  
2    tr; usually also foll by: against   to place or lean  
3    tr   to sustain or support  
4    intr     (Austral. and N.Z.)   to stop suddenly or unexpectedly  
      n  
5    something that gives rigid support, such as a stick  
6    a person or thing giving support, as of a moral or spiritual nature  
7      (Rugby)   either of the forwards at either end of the front row of a scrum  
     (C15: related to Middle Dutch proppe vine prop; compare Old High German pfropfo shoot, German Pfropfen stopper)  
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prop          [2]  
      n      short for       property       8  

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prop          [3]  
      n      an informal word for       propeller  

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property  
      n   pl   , -ties  
1    something of value, either tangible, such as land, or intangible, such as patents, copyrights, etc.  
2      (Law)   the right to possess, use, and dispose of anything  
3    possessions collectively or the fact of owning possessions of value  
4   
a    a piece of land or real estate, esp. used for agricultural purposes  
b    (as modifier)  
property rights     
5      (Chiefly Austral)   a ranch or station, esp. a small one  
6    a quality, attribute, or distinctive feature of anything, esp. a characteristic attribute such as the density or strength of a material  
7      (Logic, obsolete)      another name for       proprium  
8    any movable object used on the set of a stage play or film,   (Usually shortened to)    prop         
     (C13: from Old French propriété, from Latin proprietas something personal, from proprius one's own)  


clothes prop  
      n   a long wooden pole with a forked end, used to raise a line of washing to enable it to catch the breeze  
prop          [1]  
      vb   , props, propping, propped   when tr, often foll by: up  
1    tr   to support with a rigid object, such as a stick  
2    tr; usually also foll by: against   to place or lean  
3    tr   to sustain or support  
4    intr     (Austral. and N.Z.)   to stop suddenly or unexpectedly  
      n  
5    something that gives rigid support, such as a stick  
6    a person or thing giving support, as of a moral or spiritual nature  
7      (Rugby)   either of the forwards at either end of the front row of a scrum  
     (C15: related to Middle Dutch proppe vine prop; compare Old High German pfropfo shoot, German Pfropfen stopper)  
prop          [2]  
      n      short for       property       8  
prop          [3]  
      n      an informal word for       propeller  
prop.  
      abbrev. for  
1    proper(ly)  
2    property  
3    proposition  
4    proprietor  
prop root  
      n   a root that grows from and supports the stem above the ground in plants such as mangroves  

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prop

  

      vb  
1    bolster, brace, buttress, hold up, maintain, shore, stay, support, sustain, truss, uphold  
2    lean, rest, set, stand  
      n  
3    brace, buttress, mainstay, stanchion, stay, support, truss  

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