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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. Bulge outward
    "His eyes popped";
    - start, protrude, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out
  2. (baseball) hit a pop-fly
    "He popped out to shortstop"
  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. Put or thrust suddenly and forcefully
    "pop the pizza into the microwave oven"; "He popped the petit-four into his mouth"
  8. Release suddenly
    "pop the clutch"
  9. Hit or strike
    "He popped me on the head"
  10. Drink down entirely
    "They popped a few beers after work";
    - toss off, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, kill
  11. Take drugs, especially orally
    "The man charged with murder popped a valium to calm his nerves"
  12. Cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound
    "The child popped the balloon"
  13. 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

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