Noun: popping pó-ping
Verb: pop (popped,popping) póp
- A sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
- Bulge outward
"His eyes popped";
- start, protrude, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out
- (baseball) hit a pop-fly
"He popped out to shortstop"
- Make a sharp explosive noise
"The cork of the champagne bottle popped"
- Fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise
"The soldiers were popping"
- Cause to make a sharp explosive sound
"He popped the champagne bottle"
- Appear suddenly or unexpectedly
"The farm popped into view as we turned the corner"; "He suddenly popped up out of nowhere";
- crop up, pop up
- Put or thrust suddenly and forcefully
"pop the pizza into the microwave oven"; "He popped the petit-four into his mouth"
- Release suddenly
"pop the clutch"
- Hit or strike
"He popped me on the head"
- Drink down entirely
"They popped a few beers after work";
- toss off, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, kill
- Take drugs, especially orally
"The man charged with murder popped a valium to calm his nerves"
- Cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound
"The child popped the balloon"
- Burst open with a sharp, explosive sound
"The balloon popped"; "This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven"
Type of: appear, break open, burst, change form, change shape, collapse, deform, discharge, drink, fire, go, hit, imbibe, inject, let go, let go of, release, relinquish, sound, split, throw, thrust
Encyclopedia: Popping Pop, Lock, and Drop It