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Verb: pop (popped,popping)  póp
  1. Cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound
    "The child popped the balloon"
  2. Burst open with a sharp, explosive sound
    "The balloon popped"; "This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven"
  3. Make a sharp explosive noise
    "The cork of the champagne bottle popped"
  4. Fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise
    "The soldiers were popping"
  5. Cause to make a sharp explosive sound
    "He popped the champagne bottle"
  6. Appear suddenly or unexpectedly; happen unexpectedly
    "The farm popped into view as we turned the corner"; "He suddenly popped up out of nowhere";
    - crop up, pop up, pop out, burst out
  7. Move or put quickly
    "pop the pizza into the microwave oven"; "He popped the petit-four into his mouth"
  8. Release suddenly
    "pop the clutch"
  9. [informal] Hit or strike
    "He popped me on the head"
  10. [informal] Drink down entirely
    "They popped a few beers after work";
    - toss off [informal], bolt down [informal], belt down [informal], pour down, down [informal], drink down, kill [informal]
  11. [informal] Take drugs, especially orally
    "The man charged with murder popped a valium to calm his nerves"
  12. Bulge outward
    "His eyes popped";
    - start, protrude, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out [US, informal], come out
  13. (baseball) hit a pop-fly
    "He popped out to shortstop"
  14. (programming) remove the most recent item from a stack
    "pop the last entry"
Noun: pop  póp
  1. A sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
    - popping
  2. Music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love
    - pop music
  3. [N. Amer] A sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavouring
    "in New England they call pops tonics";
    - soda, soda pop [N. Amer], soda water, tonic
  4. [informal] A male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
    - father, male parent, begetter [archaic], dad [informal], dada [informal], daddy [informal], pa [informal], papa [informal], pappa [informal], poppa [N. Amer, informal], pappy [informal], da [dialect, informal]
Adjective: pop  póp
  1. (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
    - popular
Adverb: pop  póp
  1. Like a pop or with a pop
    "everything went pop"
Abbreviation: POP
  1. Post Office Protocol; a protocol for client-server e-mail systems
  2. Point of Presence (of an internet service provider)

Derived forms: pops, popping, popped

See also: nonclassical

Type of: appear, break open, burst, change form, change shape, collapse, deform, discharge, drink, fire, go, hit, imbibe, inject, let go, let go of, parent, popular music, popular music genre, release, relinquish, soft drink, sound, split, throw, thrust

Encyclopedia: Pop, Lock, and Drop It