pop open


: to open suddenly and quickly
The suitcase/lid popped open.
: to open (something) suddenly and quickly
She popped the umbrella open.
He popped open a cold beer.

Examples of pop open in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jelly’s eyes pop open wide, his jaw drops and one hand slowly moves up to touch his ink. Anna Chan, Billboard, 1 Feb. 2024 Once settled, some of them pop open cans of Bud Light. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 25 Jan. 2024 Just pop open a bag, shovel chips into your mouth and repeat. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2024 Another round of rain Friday night into Saturday morning soaks gardens, before 60s return on Sunday and Monday to help pop open daffodils. David Streit, Washington Post, 29 Feb. 2024 So crank the tunes, pop open a bottle of vino, and marinate in the swirling, dervish of chaos. Tim Moffatt, EW.com, 17 Nov. 2023 The big problem defenses have with the 49ers is San Francisco has so many ways to go with the ball, so committing to stop the run means all sorts of receiving options pop open. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2024 This was the variety of turbulence that makes people gasp and clutch their armrests, that threatens to pop open the overhead bins. Charlie Warzel, The Atlantic, 14 Nov. 2023 Here, a wine guide to sparkling wines beyond Champagne to pop open and enjoy. Samantha Leal, Vogue, 22 Dec. 2023

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“Pop open.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pop%20open. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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