- to hit a pop fly (often followed by up).
- to pop out.
- 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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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
So I was looking back at the years, and that really popped out at me, those three years.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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.
Next door, a strip mall popped and hissed as unknown accelerants aided in its fiery destruction.
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
And saying a hasty good afternoon, he popped through his doorway and vanished at Billy Woodchuck's feet.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
He gazed at us all in wonderment, and, overcome by mingled shame and exhaustion, I sank into a chair and popped no more.
When out of a door popped the bespectacled Miss Carrington, grimmer and more stern than usual.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
Up he popped his head again in a moment, and jerked his short tail, and barked.
He popped a pair of loose felt slippers into his hat, calmly lighted his pipe and proceeded to Old Street.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
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- 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