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Definition of Prop

Prop

  1. A shell, used as a die. See Props.
  2. To support, or prevent from falling, by placing something under or against; as, to prop up a fence or an old building; (Fig.) to sustain; to maintain; as, to prop a declining state.
  3. That which sustains an incumbent weight; that on which anything rests or leans for support; a support; a stay; as, a prop for a building.

Prop Quotations

I told Warren if he mentions Prop. 13 one more time, he has to do 500 push-ups.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Standards are declining left and right, and it doesn't matter. It's whatever is necessary to prop up Obama.
Rush Limbaugh

A lot of people would be embarrassed to admit that they were on 'Barney', but I embrace the fact. I just had such a wonderful time doing that show. I learned what a camera and prop is, and all that. I learned my manners too, so I guess that's a good thing!
Selena Gomez

Cigarettes are an instant signifier in culture. It punctuates a joke, or puts that extra zing on a punch line. I like them as a prop. I think it can be really useful for character and texture and contrast and all of that.
Martha Plimpton

I wish myself to be a prop, if anything, for my songs. I want to be the vehicle for my songs. I would like to colour the material with as much visual expression as is necessary for that song.
David Bowie
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Prop Translations

prop in Dutch is drager, stut, leuning, steun
prop in Italian is sostegno
prop in Portuguese is suporte
prop in Spanish is puntal, sosten, respaldo

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