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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019 pop 1 /pɑp/
USA pronunciation v., popped, pop•ping, n., adv. v.
to (cause to) make a short, quick, explosive sound: The cork popped. [no object ] He popped the cork off the bottle. [~ + object ]
to burst open with such a sound, as chestnuts or corn in roasting: The balloons popped. [no object ] Someone was going around with a pin and popping all the balloons. [~ + object ] See to come or go quickly, suddenly, or when not expected: She just popped by and said hello. [no object ] pop in below.
to shoot with a gun: to pop at a mark. [no object ] to pop a few bullets at them. [~ + object ]
(of eyes) to grow round or very wide open, as if sticking out from the sockets: His eyes nearly popped out of his head when the president walked up to him and said hello. [no object ]
to put or thrust quickly: Pop the muffins into the oven. [~ + object ]
Informal Terms, Drugs
[~ + object ] to swallow (pills), esp. as a habit: popping pills: uppers and downers.
Slang Terms pop for, to pay for, esp. as a treat: [~ + object ] said he would pop for the dinner.
pop in, [no object ] to visit briefly; [Informal. ] drop by: She just popped in, stayed a while, and left.
pop off, [no object ]
to die suddenly. to say too much or speak angrily or indiscreetly: kept popping off about how hard his job was.
pop up, to appear or show up suddenly: [no object ] She pops up at the oddest times. n.
a short, quick, explosive sound. [ countable ]
a popping. [ countable ]
a shot with a firearm. [ countable ]
Informal Terms soda pop: They call it soda in the Eastern U.S. and pop in the Midwest. [ uncountable ] adv.
with an explosive sound: The balloon went pop. Idioms
Idioms, Slang Terms a pop, each; [Slang. ] apiece: Those dinners cost twenty-five dollars a pop. Idioms pop the question, to propose marriage: [Informal. ] finally found the courage to pop the question. pop 2 /pɑp/
USA pronunciation adj.
of or relating to popular songs: pop music.
of or relating to pop art.
reflecting or aimed at the general masses of people: pop culture. n.
[ uncountable ]
popular music: brought pop to a new height. . pop art -pop-, root.
-pop- comes from Latin, where it has the meaning "people.'' This meaning is found in such words as: populace, popular, popularity, popularize, populate, populous. pop.,
an abbreviation of:
population. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019 pop
1 (pop), USA pronunciation v., popped, pop•ping, n., adv., adj. v.i.
to make a short, quick, explosive sound: The cork popped.
to burst open with such a sound, as chestnuts or corn in roasting.
to come or go quickly, suddenly, or unexpectedly: She popped into the kitchen to check the stove.
to shoot with a firearm: to pop at a mark.
to protrude from the sockets: The news made her eyes pop.
to hit a pop fly (often fol. by up). to pop out. v.t.
to cause to make a sudden, explosive sound.
to cause to burst open with such a sound.
to open suddenly or violently: to pop the hood on a car; to pop the tab on a beer can.
to put or thrust quickly, suddenly, or unexpectedly: He popped the muffins into the oven.
Informal Termsto cause to fire; discharge: He popped his rifle at the bird.
to shoot (usually fol. by at, off, etc.): He popped off bottles with a slingshot.
British Termsto pawn.
Informal Terms, Drugs
to take or swallow (pills), esp. in excess or habitually; take orally in a compulsive or addictive way: Popping all those pills will land him in the hospital. to eat in a continual or thoughtless manner, as snack foods: popping peanuts at the movies.
pop for, to pay or buy for oneself or another, esp. as a gift or treat; [Slang. ] spring for: I'll pop for the first round of drinks.
pop in, to visit briefly and unexpectedly; [Informal. ] stop in; drop by: Maybe we'll pop in after the movie.
to die, esp. suddenly.
to depart, esp. abruptly. to express oneself volubly or excitedly and sometimes irately or indiscreetly: He popped off about the injustice of the verdict.
pop out, to be put out by hitting a pop fly caught on the fly by a player on the opposing team. [Baseball. ]
pop the question, to propose marriage: [Informal. ] They dated for two years before he popped the question.
Sport pop up, to hit a pop fly. [Baseball. ] n.
a short, quick, explosive sound.
a shot with a firearm.
Informal TermsSee soda pop.
Winea drink or portion of an alcoholic beverage, as a drink of whiskey or a glass of beer: We had a couple of pops on the way home.
Sport See [Baseball. ] pop fly.
a pop, each; [Slang. ] apiece: five orchids at $30 a pop. adv.
with an explosive sound: The balloon went pop.
quickly, suddenly, or unexpectedly: Pop, the door flew open! adj.
Informal Termsunexpected; without prior warning or announcement: The teacher gave us a pop quiz.
1375–1425; late Middle English (noun, nominal) poppe a blow; (verb, verbal) poppen to strike; of expressive origin, originally
3. appear, burst. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
2 (pop), USA pronunciation adj.
of or pertaining to popular songs: pop music; pop singers.
of or pertaining to pop art.
reflecting or aimed at the tastes of the general masses of people: pop culture; pop novels. n.
popular music: It's the first time she's sung pop. See pop art.
shortening of popular 1860–65 pop
3 (pop), USA pronunciation n. [Informal. ]
short form of poppa 1820–30 pop
4 (pop), USA pronunciation n.
a frozen ice or ice-cream confection on a stick.
probably shortening of Popsicle POP,
popularly. population. P.O.P.,
PhotographySee printout paper. point-of-purchase. p.o.p.,
point-of-purchase. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019 pop-up
(pop ′up′), USA pronunciation adj.
Printing(of books, usually children's books) having pieces of artwork fastened to the pages so that when the page is opened, a three-dimensional cutout or object is formed and, sometimes, movement of a picture element, such as a door opening, can be activated by pulling a tab.
of or being a device that ejects or raises a finished or used item from the top: a pop-up toaster.
of or pertaining to a device, mechanism, or object that rises or pivots from a concealed or recessed position to its operating position: a camera with a pop-up electronic flash; a car with pop-up headlights.
popping up, as from an appliance or object: pop-up waffles heated in the toaster; a pop-up gauge for indicating when the turkey is done. n.
Printinga pop-up book.
something, as a partially cut out or spring-mounted illustration in a children's book, that unfolds or springs up when opened or otherwise activated; pop-out: a Christmas card with a pop-up of Santa Claus. See [Baseball. ] pop fly. Also,
noun, nominal, adjective, adjectival use of verb, verbal phrase pop up 1860–65 for def. 7
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
pop-up adj (of an appliance) characterized by or having a mechanism that pops up: a pop-up toaster (of a book) having pages that rise when opened to simulate a three-dimensional form (of a menu on a computer screen, etc) suddenly appearing when an option is selected vb pop up ( intr, adverb) to appear suddenly from below n something that appears over or above the open window on a computer screen
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