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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
pop1 /pɑp/USA pronunciation   v.,  popped, pop•ping, n., adv. 
v. 
  1. to (cause to) make a short, quick, explosive sound: [no object]The cork popped.[+ object]He popped the cork off the bottle.
  2. to burst open with such a sound, as chestnuts or corn in roasting: [no object]The balloons popped.[+ object]Someone was going around with a pin and popping all the balloons.
  3. to come or go quickly, suddenly, or when not expected:[no object]She just popped by and said hello.
  4. See pop in below.
  5. to shoot with a gun: [no object]to pop at a mark.[+ object]to pop a few bullets at them.
  6. (of eyes) to grow round or very wide open, as if sticking out from the sockets:[no object]His eyes nearly popped out of his head when the president walked up to him and said hello.
  7. to put or thrust quickly:[+ object]Pop the muffins into the oven.
  8. Informal Terms, Drugs[+ object]
    • to swallow (pills), esp. as a habit:popping pills: uppers and downers.
  9. Slang Termspop for, [+ object]to pay for, esp. as a treat:said he would pop for the dinner.
  10. pop in, [no object][Informal.]to visit briefly;
    drop by:She just popped in, stayed a while, and left.
  11. pop off, [no object][Informal.]
    • to die suddenly.
    • to say too much or speak angrily or indiscreetly:kept popping off about how hard his job was.
  12. pop up, [no object] to appear or show up suddenly:She pops up at the oddest times.

n. 
  1. [countable] a short, quick, explosive sound.
  2. [countable] a popping.
  3. [countable] a shot with a firearm.
  4. Informal Terms soda pop:[uncountable]They call it soda in the Eastern U.S. and pop in the Midwest.

adv. 
  1. with an explosive sound:The balloon went pop.
Idioms
  1. Idioms, Slang Termsa pop, [Slang.]each;
    apiece:Those dinners cost twenty-five dollars a pop.
  2. Idiomspop the question, [Informal.]to propose marriage:finally found the courage to pop the question.


pop2 /pɑp/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. of or relating to popular songs:pop music.
  2. of or relating to pop art.
  3. reflecting or aimed at the general masses of people:pop culture.

n. [uncountable]
  1. popular music:brought pop to a new height.
  2. 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:
    1. population.

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
    pop1  (pop),USA pronunciation v.,  popped, pop•ping, n., adv., adj. 
    v.i. 
    1. to make a short, quick, explosive sound:The cork popped.
    2. to burst open with such a sound, as chestnuts or corn in roasting.
    3. to come or go quickly, suddenly, or unexpectedly:She popped into the kitchen to check the stove.
    4. to shoot with a firearm:to pop at a mark.
    5. to protrude from the sockets:The news made her eyes pop.
    6. Sport[Baseball.]
      • to hit a pop fly (often fol. by up).
      • to pop out.

    v.t. 
    1. to cause to make a sudden, explosive sound.
    2. to cause to burst open with such a sound.
    3. to open suddenly or violently:to pop the hood on a car; to pop the tab on a beer can.
    4. to put or thrust quickly, suddenly, or unexpectedly:He popped the muffins into the oven.
    5. Informal Termsto cause to fire;
      discharge:He popped his rifle at the bird.
    6. to shoot (usually fol. by at, off, etc.):He popped off bottles with a slingshot.
    7. British Termsto pawn.
    8. 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.
    9. pop for, [Slang.]to pay or buy for oneself or another, esp. as a gift or treat;
      spring for:I'll pop for the first round of drinks.
    10. pop in, [Informal.]to visit briefly and unexpectedly;
      stop in;
      drop by:Maybe we'll pop in after the movie.
    11. pop off, [Informal.]
      • 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.
    12. pop out, [Baseball.]to be put out by hitting a pop fly caught on the fly by a player on the opposing team.
    13. pop the question, [Informal.]to propose marriage:They dated for two years before he popped the question.
    14. Sportpop up, [Baseball.]to hit a pop fly.

    n. 
    1. a short, quick, explosive sound.
    2. a popping.
    3. a shot with a firearm.
    4. Informal TermsSee  soda pop. 
    5. 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.
    6. Sport[Baseball.]See  pop fly. 
    7. a pop, [Slang.]each;
      apiece:five orchids at $30 a pop.

    adv. 
    1. with an explosive sound:The balloon went pop.
    2. quickly, suddenly, or unexpectedly:Pop, the door flew open!

    adj. 
    1. 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.See corresponding entry in Unabridged appear, burst.
      24. See  soda pop. 

    pop2  (pop),USA pronunciation adj. 
    1. of or pertaining to popular songs:pop music; pop singers.
    2. of or pertaining to pop art.
    3. reflecting or aimed at the tastes of the general masses of people:pop culture; pop novels.

    n. 
    1. popular music:It's the first time she's sung pop.
    2. See  pop art. 
    • shortening of popular 1860–65

    pop3  (pop),USA pronunciation n. [Informal.]
    1. Informal Termsfather.
    • short form of poppa 1820–30

    pop4  (pop),USA pronunciation n. 
    1. a frozen ice or ice-cream confection on a stick.
    • probably shortening of Popsicle

    POP, 
  • proof-of-purchase.

  • pop., 
    1. popular.
    2. popularly.
    3. population.

    P.O.P., 
    1. PhotographySee  printout paper. 
    2. point-of-purchase.

    p.o.p., 
  • point-of-purchase.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
    pop-up  (popup′),USA pronunciation adj. 
    1. 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.
    2. of or being a device that ejects or raises a finished or used item from the top:a pop-up toaster.
    3. 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.
    4. 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. 
    1. Printinga pop-up book.
    2. 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.
    3. [Baseball.]See  pop fly. 
    Also,  popup′. 
    • 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
    1. (of an appliance) characterized by or having a mechanism that pops up: a pop-up toaster
    2. (of a book) having pages that rise when opened to simulate a three-dimensional form
    3. (of a menu on a computer screen, etc) suddenly appearing when an option is selected
    vb pop up
    1. (intr, adverb) to appear suddenly from below
    n
    1. something that appears over or above the open window on a computer screen



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