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
Sophisticated, nuanced, melodious pop music, that sweeps you away.
The airline industry objects that sometimes these deployable recorders can pop out without cause, spreading needless alarm.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Within a few summer weeks, “Hot N—” had become an inescapable pop-culture phenomenon and Bobby landed a major record deal.
Growing up in that suburbia and air of pop culture, these images stayed with me like a weird dream.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel|Marlow Stern|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nicki treats the obsession with her pop ambitions as an irrelevant, surface-level irritation.Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability on ‘The Pinkprint’|Rawiya Kameir|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, when I am called upon to produce a laugh from Timothy, I no longer make faces or "pop."
Pop that shawl away in my castor, Dodger, so that I may know where to find it when I cut; thats the time of day!Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
There came a "pop" like an exploding fire-cracker, and a bullet whistled past Matt's ear.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
Here's my notion: To make a pop'lar measure of it; somethin' that'll appeal to the folks.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
To Mildred he was one of that numerous army of brevet relations known as gran-pop, pop, or uncle.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
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