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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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 institute put out new numbers just this past summer (PDF), and they are eye-popping.
Zied suggests popping a breath strip, sucking on a strong mint, or reapplying your lip gloss.12 Thanksgiving Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work|DailyBurn|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
EatWith is just one of thousands of new startups popping up in the Holy Land in recent years.
Or Ebola virus panic popping up in a state legislative race.
Traces of these mishaps began popping up during her Bangerz tour, which began early this year and ends in October.Miley Cyrus Channels Her Bad Year Into Rave-Kid Art|Justin Jones|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The popping of dry, scrubby timber warned us that our position would soon be untenable.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
And his name was "Cracker," because his birthday fell on the Fourth of July, when firecrackers were popping.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
I just kept popping up in odd places and telling my story, and then, to make it impressive, I'd disappear.Insidekick|Jesse Franklin Bone
Meantime there was a busy popping along the flankers and through the hinder openings in the second line of wagons.
She passed a dozen men, but not one of them saw her, they were all so busy in popping away at the Apaches.
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