Help me, please,
Are his feet on the table or just leaned on the table, or where are his feet?

He propped his feet on the table in front of his chair. They were in the interview room, waiting for the suspect to be processed.
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Hi Antonia, I think the feet are on the table (resting on the table). I know, your confusion is due to mentioning both "on" and "against" in the definition of the word. When they mean "to lean", they accompany the verb with the preposition "against". Here is an example from Cambridge Online: I propped my bike (up) against the wall. ( I also looked it up in the Cobuild dictionary, the definition and examples were similar.)
Or you might have meant if his feet are on the table close to the edge, or if they are just on the edge, leaned against the table, I guess. Hope it helps.
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Yes, he put his feet on the table, straight up, I'd say.
Thank you both for such exhaustive explanations.
Mine was not THAT exhaustive!
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Ok, sorry pieanne, thank you for your not that exhausting but nevertheless helpful suggestion.Emotion: smile
Do you translate books as a job, or is it for pleasure?
A good answer is the one with breif, yet full of information, Peianne. And it describes yours, and not mine. I just try to guess, sometimes it works, sometimes not!
Do you guys stay at home translating, or you do it at the office, or probably you have another job and you do translate in your free time? A long question, sorry for that.
PS. Peianne, remember you said you were ready to join the English club I had suggested? Well, Mike didn't get back to me, I don't know why. So, what do you suggest? Would you like to go through it till we get an answer from Mike or other moderators? I'm collecting books, so that we could have a small electronic library. And there are a few cooking books among them!Emotion: big smile
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