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pop

play
verb \ˈpäp\

Definition of pop

popped

;

popping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike or knock sharply :  hit

  3. 2 :  to push, put, or thrust suddenly and often deftly pops a grape into her mouth popped in a CD

  4. 3 :  to cause to explode or burst open popped some popcorn pop the trunk

  5. 4 :  to fire at :  shoot

  6. 5 :  to take (pills) especially frequently or habitually

  7. 6 :  to open with a pop pop a cold beer

  8. intransitive verb
  9. 1a :  to go, come, or appear suddenly —often used with up images popping up on the screen pop in for a visitb :  to escape or break away from something (such as a point of attachment) usually suddenly or unexpectedly

  10. 2 :  to make or burst with a sharp sound a balloon popped

  11. 3 :  to protrude from the sockets eyes popping with amazement

  12. 4 :  to shoot with a firearm

  13. 5 :  to hit a pop fly —often used with up or out

pop the question

  1. :  to propose marriage

Examples of pop in a Sentence

  1. We heard the sound of corks popping as the celebration began.

  2. One of the buttons popped off my sweater.

  3. Guns were popping in the distance.

  4. We popped some popcorn in the microwave.

  5. The popcorn is done popping.

  6. I didn't mean to say that—it just popped out.

  7. Her shoulder popped out of its socket.

  8. He opened the box, and out popped a mouse.

  9. If you are busy, I can pop back in later.

  10. My neighbor popped in for a visit.

Origin and Etymology of pop

Middle English poppen, of imitative origin


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pop

noun

Definition of pop

  1. 1 :  a sharp explosive sound

  2. 2 :  a shot from a gun

  3. 3 :  soda pop

  4. 4 :  pop fly

  5. 5 :  power to hit a baseball hard a hitter with some pop in his bat

  6. 6 :  a drink or shot of alcohol

a pop

  1. 1 :  for each one :  apiece tickets at $10 a pop

  2. 2 :  for each attempt rushed for an average of five yards a pop

First Known Use of pop

1591


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pop

adverb

Definition of pop

  1. :  like or with a pop :  suddenly —often used interjectionally

First Known Use of pop

circa 1625


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pop

noun

Definition of pop

  1. :  father

Origin and Etymology of pop

short for poppa


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pop

adjective

Definition of pop

  1. 1 :  popular pop music: such asa :  of or relating to popular music pop singerb :  of or relating to the popular culture disseminated through the mass media pop psychology pop grammarians pop society

  2. 2a :  of or relating to pop art pop painterb :  having, using, or imitating themes or techniques characteristic of pop art pop movie

Examples of pop in a Sentence

  1. uninterested in the pop fiction that most of the other publishing houses happily churned out

Origin and Etymology of pop

by shortening


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pop

noun

Definition of pop

  1. 1 :  popular music

  2. 2 :  pop art

  3. 3 :  pop culture

First Known Use of pop

1935


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pop

abbreviation

Definition of pop

  1. population


POP

abbreviation

Definition of POP

  1. point of purchase



POP Defined for English Language Learners

pop

play
verb

Definition of pop for English Language Learners

  • : to suddenly break open or come away from something often with a short, loud noise

  • : to make a short, loud noise

  • : to cook (popcorn)

pop

adjective

Definition of pop for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to things that are popular and often talked about on television, in newspapers, etc.

  • : of or relating to popular music


POP Defined for Kids

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pop

play
verb \ˈpäp\

Definition of pop for Students

popped

;

popping

  1. 1 :  to burst or cause to burst with a short loud sound The balloon popped.

  2. 2 :  to cause to open suddenly Blackbeard slid a hidden button and popped up the lid. — Jon Scieszka, The Not-So-Jolly Roger

  3. 3 :  to go, come, or appear suddenly or unexpectedly Let's pop in for a visit. An idea popped into my head.

  4. 4 :  to put into or onto quickly or suddenly I popped a grape into my mouth.

  5. 5 :  to stick out Their eyes were popping with surprise.

  6. 6 :  to shoot with a gun

  7. 7 :  1hit[1]


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pop

play
noun

Definition of pop for Students

  1. 1 :  a short loud sound

  2. 2 :  soda pop



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