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1 pop /ˈpɑːp/ verb
pops; popped; popping
1 pop
/ˈpɑːp/
verb
pops; popped; popping
Learner's definition of POP
: to suddenly break open or come away from something often with a short, loud noise
[no object]
[+ object]
[no object] : to make a short, loud noise
: to cook (popcorn)
[+ object]
[no object]
[no object] informal
: to come from, into, or out of a place suddenly or briefly
always followed by an adverb or preposition : to go to or from a place quickly, suddenly, or briefly
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [+ object] informal : to put (something) in, into, or onto a place suddenly or briefly
◊ When your ears pop, you feel a sudden change of pressure in your ears as you are going up or down in an airplane, on a steep road, etc.
◊ If your eyes pop, they open very wide because you are surprised, afraid, excited, etc.
[+ object] US, informal : to hit (someone)
[no object] baseball : to hit a pop fly
[+ object] US, informal : to open and drink (a bottle or can of beer)

pop off

[phrasal verb] informal
: to die especially in a sudden or unexpected way
US : to talk loudly or angrily to someone

pop on

[phrasal verb] British, informal
pop on (something) or pop (something) on

pop open

: to open suddenly and quickly
: to open (something) suddenly and quickly

pop pills

informal
: to take a lot of pills regularly

pop the question

informal
: to ask someone to marry you

pop up

[phrasal verb] informal
: to appear in usually a sudden or unexpected way
baseball : to hit a high fly ball that does not go very far : to hit a pop fly
see also pop-up
2 pop /ˈpɑːp/ noun
plural pops
2 pop
/ˈpɑːp/
noun
plural pops
Learner's definition of POP
[count] : a short, loud sound
[count] baseball : pop fly

a pop

US, informal
: for each one : apiece

take a pop at

informal
: to try to hit (someone)
chiefly British : to criticize (someone) publicly
compare 4pop, 5pop
3 pop /ˈpɑːp/ adjective
3 pop
/ˈpɑːp/
adjective
Learner's definition of POP
always used before a noun
: of or relating to things that are popular and often talked about on television, in newspapers, etc.
: of or relating to popular music
4 pop /ˈpɑːp/ noun
plural pops
4 pop
/ˈpɑːp/
noun
plural pops
Learner's definition of POP
[noncount] : music that is popular
Pops [noncount] US : an orchestra that plays popular music used in names
compare 2pop, 5pop
5 pop /ˈpɑːp/ noun
plural pops
5 pop
/ˈpɑːp/
noun
plural pops
Learner's definition of POP
US, informal + old-fashioned
[count] : a person's father usually singular
pops often humorous used as a form of address for an old man see also mom-and-pop
compare 2pop, 4pop
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