There are 2 translations of prop in Spanish:

prop1

Pronunciation: /prɑːp; prɒp/

n

  • 1 (holding up roof etc) puntal (m) she was his prop in times of crisis ella era su apoyo or sostén en momentos de crisis
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    • I've still got the props up supporting the house.
    • The entire structure is supported with conventional props and crossbeams.
    • Creating an intense heat and light that at once attracts and repels, the hand leans backwards, resting on a prop not unlike the beams used to construct roofs of houses.
  • 2 [Cin] [Theat] accesorio (m), objeto (m) de utilería or (Esp, Méx) del attrezzo he uses his hat as a comic prop se vale del sombrero como elemento cómico she's in charge of props está a cargo de la utilería or (Esp, Méx) del attrezzo (before n) prop oprops department utilería (f) or (Esp, Méx) attrezzo (m)
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    • The pair's ambition is to make their living producing scenery, costumes and props for museums, theatres, themed bars, film and television.
    • It involved actors and local children who had attended workshops beforehand to produce props and costumes.
    • Anita's visual interpretation using excellent lights, costumes and props makes this production an enriching experience.
  • 3 (in rugby) pilar (mf)
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    • You can set your clock by the substitution of the tight-head prop forward.
    • Al Baxter returns as the starting tighthead prop, pushing Matt Dunning back to the bench.
    • Tighthead prop Eddie Andrews was another man who grew in stature as the match wore on.
  • 4 [Aviat] [slang/argot] hélice (f)
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    • The engine went to Sam Thompson, the prop to California Propeller and parts to other contractors.
    • In a turboprop aircraft, putting the props in the beta position creates an extraordinary speed brake.
    • Most of the aircraft have no logbooks, have run-out engines and props, and need a lot of work.

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 2 translations of prop in Spanish:

prop2

vt (-pp-)

  • to prop sth against sth apoyar algo en or contra algo it was propped against the wall estaba apoyado en or contra la pared the door was propped open with a brick un ladrillo mantenía la puerta abierta
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    • He leaned back on one foot and propped his bayonet against the wall.
    • Vice propped his bass on the stand and sprinted to the house next door.
    • She propped the note on the night stand next to Russell's side of the mattress and returned to the door to gaze out.

Phrasal verbs

prop up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (support) [wall/building] sostener*, apuntalar 1.2 (lean) apoyar he was propped up in bed estaba recostado en la cama I propped the bicycle up against the wall apoyé la bicicleta contra la pared 1.3 [regime] apoyar, ayudar a mantener en el poder the company is being propped up by government loans la compañía se mantiene a flote gracias a préstamos del gobierno they bought shares to prop up the price compraron acciones para mantener la cotización or para evitar que bajara la cotización

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.