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Noun: popping  pó-ping
  1. A sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
    - pop
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
    "The farm popped into view as we turned the corner"; "He suddenly popped up out of nowhere";
    - crop up, pop up
     
  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"

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

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