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
Ferry had remodeled himself into a yawning, Gatsbyesque Lothario, and in Roxy Music’s final album, 1982’s “Avalon,” sophisti-pop’s aesthetic lodestar.Almost anarchy: The Style Council and the smooth sounds of sophisti-pop|Mina Tavakoli|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In short, it’s not as effective as the tests that many clinics and pop-up centers are offering to the public.The FDA just okayed a rapid at-home COVID test—but it won’t work for everyone|Tara Santora|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
But, barring any weirdness that pops up down the line, the MacBook Air is a rather amazing start to Apple’s new generation of Macs.Apple’s M1 chip makes the new MacBook Air shockingly good|Stan Horaczek|November 18, 2020|Popular Science
In New Orleans, he partnered with David West and Tyson Chandler, helping turn the former into one of the league’s best pick-and-pop threats and the latter into one of its premier dive men.Chris Paul Helped Blake Griffin Shine. Can He Do The Same For Deandre Ayton?|Jared Dubin|November 18, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
When gases from the rotting body parts build up underneath the fiber-elastic blubber, it pops like a balloon.Remembering one of history’s greatest whale explosions|Sara Kiley Watson|November 16, 2020|Popular Science
The photos quickly went viral, popping up on a number of gossip blogs.Idris Elba’s Battle of the Bulge: Moose Knuckles and Sexist Double Standards|Keli Goff|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Popping an ibuprofen after a workout or for a headache seems safe enough, right?Research Shows Link Between NSAID Use and Gut Disease|Valerie Vande Panne|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Things have really been popping for you between the parts on The Good Wife, Homeland, Graceland, and now Game of Thrones.Meet the Red Viper: Pedro Pascal on Game of Thrones’ Kinky, Bisexual Hellraiser|Marlow Stern|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other destination foraging trips have been popping up around the globe.
And now, after all this time, here he is again, popping up on the Today show and 60 Minutes to remind people of that road.Dick Cheney Is Back and Rejuvenated, and That’s Bad News for the GOP|Michelle Cottle|October 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Freddy Farmer sat up straight, and even in the bad light Dave could see his popping eyes.Dave Dawson with the Commandos|R. Sidney Bowen
Well, there was a deuce of a popping, and it must have fairly riddled the town.Pony Tracks|Frederic Remington
Well, as you know, I did have to chase 'em to the coast, those dashed Archies popping all the way.The Disturbing Charm|Berta Ruck
One man held five balloons and a cigarette, and he was popping the balloons with the cigarette tip, one by one.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
Pistols were popping and knives were clashing in a horrid din.Life and adventures of Frank and Jesse James|J. A. Dacus
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