popping

present participle of pop
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as in exploding
to break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure a balloon popped suddenly and startled us all

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as in snapping
to break suddenly with an explosive sound the last strand popped, causing the chandelier to drop to the floor with a great crash

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“Popping.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/popping. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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