From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpoppop1 /pɒp $ pɑːp/ ●●○ S3 verb (popped, popping) 1 come out/off [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]APPEAR to come suddenly or unexpectedly out of or away from somethingpop out/off/up etc The top button popped off my shirt. The ball popped out of Smith’s hands and onto the ground.out/up popped something The egg cracked open and out popped a tiny head. The lid popped open and juice spilled all over the floor.2 go quickly [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] spokenVISIT to go somewhere for a short timepop in/out/by etc Why don’t you pop by the next time you’re in town? I need to pop into the drugstore for a second.pop round British English Could you pop round to the shop for some bread?3 quickly put something [transitive always + adverb/preposition] informalPUT to quickly put something somewhere, usually for a short timepop something in/around/over etc I’ll just pop these cookies into the oven.pop something round something British English Barry popped his head round the door to say hello.see thesaurus at put4 short sound [intransitive, transitive]SOUND to make a short sound like a small explosion, or to make something do this The wood sizzled and popped in the fire.5 burst [intransitive, transitive] to burst, or to make something burst, with a short explosive sound A balloon popped. 6 ears [intransitive]HBH if your ears pop, you feel the pressure in them suddenly change, for example when you go up or down quickly in a plane7 somebody’s eyes popped (out of their head)8 pop into your head/mind9 pop the question10 pop pills11 hit [transitive] American English spoken to hit someone If you say that again, I’ll pop you one.12 popcorn [intransitive, transitive]DFC to cook popcorn until it swells and bursts open, or to be cooked in this way13 pop your clogs pop off pop something ↔ on pop out pop up→ See Verb table
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popI should have told you we go up to kill men and not pop balloons?They should pop down to accounting or purchasing and introduce themselves to the people they deal with.Berg responded by getting up too, saying he must go but popping in another question as he backed towards the door.She took out a piece of chewing gum and popped it in her mouth.Pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes.Jody, please don't pop my balloon.I sort of noticed, Joe, how you've been absent since things started popping round here.We popped smoke right in the middle of where we were and told them just to shoot on either side.I'll pop some popcorn before the movie starts.Later, we stroll out and pop them in our mailbox, which says T.T.It just keeps popping up, again and again.Also popping up for a visit are Stephen and the twins' parents, whose marriage has gone stale over the decades.popped openHe popped open a beer for me and a second one for himself.The parachute popped open, but he kept going.pop roundI sort of noticed, Joe, how you've been absent since things started popping round here.Dealing with your children's friends who pop round in the evening calls for consummate diplomacy and the setting of time limits.Next day the weather was fine so Maureen, with a 1235-X in tow, popped round to have a go.They like to see people for a cup of tea, and they like popping round to Karen's for company.My closest friend Natalie was having a day off so I popped round to sec her for a chat.When Maureen came in I took the opportunity to pop round with it for him.
Related topics: Music, Drink
poppop2 ●●○ S3 W3 noun 1 music [uncountable]APM modern music that is popular, especially with young people, and usually consists of simple tunes with a strong beatpop music a new pop record a pop star a pop festival2 sound [countable]SOUND a sudden short sound like a small explosion the pop of a champagne cork The balloon went pop (=made a sudden short sound).3 drink [countable, uncountable] informalDFD a sweet drink with bubbles but no alcohol, or a glass or can of this drink SYN soda a bottle of pop Can you get me a pop while you’re up?4 take a pop at somebody5 $7/$50/25¢ etc a pop6 father [countable] (also Pops) American English old-fashionedFATHER father – used especially when you are talking to your father7 pops
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popThere's a pop in the fridge for you.It is important to stress, though, that a pop critic's power is limited.I don't think their audience cares about pop success, they don't buy stuff because it is in the charts.As well as pork, you can buy milk, sweets, crisps and pop.Gould wrote in all these forms save opera, plus dance scores, film music, musicals and pops pieces.I helped Pop fix the gate this morning.Hi, Pop, what are you doing?This is how far we've strayed from the traditional concepts of pop.A mutual understanding of pop is what brought the three members of Papas Fritas together in the first place.Relax, Pop, I'll have the car back by midnight.Cameron knew how good his son really was, and encouraged him to break free of the pop straitjacket.The pop we heard turned out to be just an air gun.went popArrange your Windows My four-year-old 15-inch monitor went pop recently.I had just decided I was managing very well - there's nothing to this after all - when something went pop.
Related topics: Geography
pop.pop. SGthe written abbreviation of population
From King Business DictionaryPOPPOPCOMMERCEMARKETING written abbreviation for POINT OF PURCHASEOrigin pop1 (1300-1400) From the sound pop2 1. (1800-1900) popular2. (1400-1500) POP13. (1800-1900) poppa