From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpoppop1 /pɒp $ pɑːp/ ●●○S3 verb (popped, popping) 🔊 🔊 1come out/off [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]APPEAR to come suddenly or unexpectedly out of or away from somethingpop out/off/up etc 🔊 The top button popped off my shirt. 🔊 The ball popped out of Smith’s hands and onto the ground.out/up popped something 🔊 The egg cracked open and out popped a tiny head. 🔊 The lid popped open and juice spilled all over the floor.2go quickly [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] spokenVISIT to go somewhere for a short timepop in/out/by etc 🔊 Why don’t you pop by the next time you’re in town? 🔊 I need to pop into the drugstore for a second.pop roundBritish English British English 🔊 Could you pop round to the shop for some bread?3quickly put something [transitive always + adverb/preposition] informalPUT to quickly put something somewhere, usually for a short timepop something in/around/over etc 🔊 I’ll just pop these cookies into the oven.pop something round something British English 🔊 Barry popped his head round the door to say hello.► see thesaurus at put4short sound [intransitive, transitive]SOUND to make a short sound like a small explosion, or to make something do this 🔊 The wood sizzled and popped in the fire.5burst [intransitive, transitive] to burst, or to make something burst, with a short explosive sound 🔊 A balloon popped.6ears [intransitive]HBH if your earspop, you feel the pressure in them suddenly change, for example when you go up or down quickly in a plane7 →somebody’s eyes popped (out of their head)8 →pop into your head/mind9 →pop the question10 →pop pills11hit [transitive] American English spoken to hit someone 🔊 If you say that again, I’ll pop you one.12popcorn [intransitive, transitive]DFC to cookpopcorn until it swells and bursts open, or to be cooked in this way13 →pop your clogs →pop off →pop something ↔ on →pop out →pop up→ See Verb table
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pop• I should have told you we go up to kill men and not popballoons?• They should pop down to accounting or purchasing and introduce themselves to the people they deal with.• Berg responded by getting up too, saying he must go but popping in another question as he backed towards the door.• She took out a piece of chewinggum and popped it in her mouth.• Pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes.• Jody, please don't pop my balloon.• I sort of noticed, Joe, how you've been absent since things started poppinground here.• We poppedsmoke right in the middle of where we were and told them just to shoot on either side.• I'll pop some popcorn before the movie starts.• Later, we stroll out and pop them in our mailbox, which says T.T.• It just keeps popping up, again and again.• Also popping up for a visit are Stephen and the twins' parents, whose marriage has gone stale over the decades.popped open• He popped open a beer for me and a second one for himself.• The parachutepopped open, but he kept going.pop round• I sort of noticed, Joe, how you've been absent since things started popping round here.• Dealing with your children's friends who pop round in the evening calls for consummatediplomacy and the setting of time limits.• Next day the weather was fine so Maureen, with a 1235-X in tow, popped round to have a go.• They like to see people for a cup of tea, and they like popping round to Karen's for company.• My closest friend Natalie was having a day off so I popped round to sec her for a chat.• When Maureen came in I took the opportunity to pop round with it for him.
poppop2 ●●○S3W3 noun 🔊 🔊 1music [uncountable]APMmodernmusic that is popular, especially with young people, and usually consists of simple tunes with a strongbeat → pop music 🔊 a new pop record 🔊 a pop star 🔊 a pop festival2sound [countable]SOUND a sudden short sound like a small explosion 🔊 the pop of a champagne cork 🔊 The balloon went pop (=made a sudden short sound).3drink [countable, uncountable] informalDFD a sweetdrink with bubbles but no alcohol, or a glass or can of this drink syn soda 🔊 a bottle of pop 🔊 Can you get me a pop while you’re up?4 →take a pop at somebody5 →$7/$50/25¢ etc a pop6father [countable] (also Pops) American English old-fashionedFATHERfather – used especially when you are talking to your father7 →pops