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
This is pop music as meditation, as solace, as an expression of faith.BTS’s new album is sublime comfort pop for the soul in lockdown|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
About 100 million Americans now have the ability to get pop-up notifications from local health authorities when they’ve personally spent time near someone who later tested positive for the coronavirus.A covid-fighting tool is buried in your phone. Turn it on.|Geoffrey Fowler|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
It might reasonably be seen as a flourishy blip, campy ephemera or an uncommonly excellent case in pop’s mimicry of the mood of an exceptionally twisty epoch.
Stateside, however, sophisti-pop proper lives mostly now within banal retail atmospheres — department stores, groceries and pharmacies — like a charming Muzak meant to drain and temper a mood to stasis.
Colugos popped unexpectedly into Miard’s life three years ago.On a cool night in Malaysia, scientists track mysterious colugos across the treetops|Yao-Hua Law|November 20, 2020|Science News
All sorts of government policies blew that bubble up until it popped.
Eric Garner was bent over, wrestled down, spread out, and squeezed until he popped.
The stream of bubbly from the popped champagne bottle creates an angelic arc over her, and lands right in the glass.Kim Kardashian Bares Her Shiny, Bounteous Butt, Breaks the Internet|Marlow Stern|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Curbs at nearly the exact same spot on opposite sides of the street are popped out of alignment.
Fortunately, there was another word for quick that popped from the recesses of his memory.
Here Denys popped his head in at the door, and said "She will be here at three on the great dial."The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade
Stop and think how mysteriously he popped in on us, will you?At Whispering Pine Lodge|Lawrence J. Leslie
We popped free like Champagne corks an eternity later, blinking in the grey smoky light.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
Now they've popped me onto the upper-shelf of a waiting ambulance; I can see nothing except what lies out at the back.The Glory of the Trenches|Coningsby Dawson
So, with a nod and a smile, he popped it into his trowsers pocket, being that degree more cautious than Pelter.Guy Deverell, v. 2 of 2|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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