pop

pop
pop1 S3 [pɔp US pa:p] v past tense and past participle popped present participle popping
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1¦(come out/off)¦
2¦(go quickly)¦
3¦(quickly put something)¦
4¦(short sound)¦
5¦(burst)¦
6¦(ears)¦
7 somebody's eyes popped (out of their head)
8 pop into your head/mind
9 pop the question
10 pop pills
11¦(hit)¦
12¦(popcorn)¦
13 pop your clogs
Phrasal verbs
 pop off
 pop something<=>on
 pop out
 pop up
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[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: From the sound]
1.) ¦(COME OUT/OFF)¦ [I always + adverb/preposition]
to come suddenly or unexpectedly out of or away from something
pop 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 sth
The egg cracked open and out popped a tiny head.
The lid popped open and juice spilled all over the floor.
2.) ¦(GO QUICKLY)¦ [I always + adverb/preposition]
especially BrE spoken to go somewhere quickly, suddenly, or in a way that you did not expect
pop 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 BrE
Could you pop round to the shop for some bread?
3.) ¦(QUICKLY PUT SOMETHING)¦ [T always + adverb/preposition]
especially BrE informal to quickly put something somewhere, usually for a short time
pop sth in/around/over etc
I'll just pop these cakes into the oven.
pop sth round sth BrE
Barry popped his head round the door to say hello.
4.) ¦(SHORT SOUND)¦ [I and T]
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)¦ [I and T]
to burst, or to make something burst, with a short explosive sound
A balloon popped.
6.) ¦(EARS)¦
if your ears pop, you feel the pressure in them suddenly change, for example when you go up or down quickly in a plane
7.) sb's eyes popped (out of their head)
[i]especially BrE spoken used to say that someone looked extremely surprised or excited
8.) pop into your head/mind
to suddenly think of something
All at once an idea popped into her head.
9.) pop the question informal
to ask someone to marry you
Hasn't Bill popped the question yet?
10.) pop pills informal
to take ↑pills too often, or to take too many at one time
11.) ¦(HIT)¦ [T]
AmE spoken to hit someone
If you say that again, I'll pop you one .
12.) ¦(POPCORN)¦ [I and T]
to cook ↑popcorn until it swells and bursts open, or to be cooked in this way
13.) pop your clogs
BrE humorous to die
pop off phr v
to die suddenly
pop on [pop sth<=>on] phr v
1.) to quickly put on a piece of clothing
Here, pop on your pyjamas and then we'll read a story.
2.) to quickly turn on a piece of electrical equipment
Pop the kettle on, would you?
pop out phr v
if words pop out, you suddenly say them without thinking first
I didn't mean to say it like that - it just popped out .
pop up phr v
to appear, sometimes unexpectedly
Click here, and a list of files will pop up.
Her name keeps popping up in the newspapers.
→↑pop-up
pop 2
pop2 W3S3 n
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1¦(music)¦
2¦(sound)¦
3¦(drink)¦
4 take a pop at somebody
5 $7/$50/25¢ etc a pop
6¦(father)¦
7 pops
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[Sense: 1,7; Date: 1800-1900; Origin: popular]
[Sense: 2-5; Date: 1400-1500; Origin: POP1]
[Sense: 6; Date: 1800-1900; Origin: poppa]
1.) ¦(MUSIC)¦[U]
modern music that is popular, especially with young people, and usually consists of simple tunes with a strong beat
→↑pop music
a new pop record
a pop star
a pop festival
2.) ¦(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)¦ [U and C] informal
a sweet drink with bubbles but no alcohol, or a glass or can of this drink
= ↑soda
a bottle of pop
Can you get me a pop while you're up?
4.) take a pop at sb
BrE informal to criticize someone in public
When you're a professional footballer, you expect people to take a pop at you now and again.
5.) $7/$50/25¢ etc a pop
AmE spoken used when each of something costs a particular amount of money
Tickets for the show are a hundred bucks a pop.
6.) ¦(FATHER)¦ also Pops
AmE old-fashioned father - used especially when you are talking to your father
7.) pops
AmEclassical music that most people know, especially people who do not usually like this type of music
a pops concert
the Boston Pops Orchestra

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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