verb (used without object), popped, pop·ping.
- to hit a pop fly (often followed by up).
- to pop out.
verb (used with object), popped, pop·ping.
- to take or swallow (pills), especially 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.
- to die, especially suddenly.
- to depart, especially abruptly.
- to express oneself volubly or excitedly and sometimes irately or indiscreetly: He popped off about the injustice of the verdict.
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Example sentences from the Web for pop
And so the “Glo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ria” in this number earns it a spot on my list.
He came at David O. Selznick's urging, and together they made Rebecca, Spellbound, and The Paradine Case.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was Tarshis who gave the comedian the memorable epithet “Jell-O Man.”
That hers could be a scene in a David O. Russell film brings it to the next level.[NSFW] Fox News Anchor Tragically Mispronounces "Huckabee"|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps it will be newly elected Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.
About this time the famous Philippine painter, Juan Luna (vide p. 195), was released after six monthsʼ imprisonment as a suspect.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Tobacco is a strong growing plant resisting heat and drought to a far (p. 018) greater extent than most plants.
Smith's method usually gives good results, as does also the more simple method of Hiss (p. 263).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
De secretis operibus artis et naturae, et de nullitate magiae, p. 533 (Brewer).The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for pop (1 of 5)
verb pops, popping or popped
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British Dictionary definitions for pop (2 of 5)
- music of general appeal, esp among young people, that originated as a distinctive genre in the 1950s. It is generally characterized by a strong rhythmic element and the use of electrical amplification
- (as modifier)pop music; a pop record; a pop group