pop: Meaning and Definition of
— v., n., adv., adj. popped, pop•ping,
- to make a short, quick, explosive sound: The cork popped.
- to burst open with such a sound, as chestnuts or corn in roasting.
- to come or go quickly, suddenly, or unexpectedly: She popped into the kitchen to check the stove.
- to shoot with a firearm: to pop at a mark.
- to protrude from the sockets: The news made her eyes pop.
- to hit a pop fly (often fol. by up).
- to pop out.
- to cause to make a sudden, explosive sound.
- to cause to burst open with such a sound.
- to open suddenly or violently: to pop the hood on a car; to pop the tab on a beer can.
- to put or thrust quickly, suddenly, or unexpectedly: He popped the muffins into the oven.
- to cause to fire; discharge: He popped his rifle at the bird.
- to shoot (usually fol. by at, off, etc.): He popped off bottles with a slingshot.
- to pawn.
- Popping all those pills will land him in the hospital.
- to take or swallow (pills), esp. in excess or habitually; take orally in a compulsive or addictive way:Popping all those pills will land him in the hospital.
- to eat in a continual or thoughtless manner, as snack foods:popping peanuts at the movies.
- to pay or buy for oneself or another, esp. as a gift or treat; spring for: I'll pop for the first round of drinks.
- to visit briefly and unexpectedly; stop in; drop by: Maybe we'll pop in after the movie.
- He popped off about the injustice of the verdict.
- to die, esp. suddenly.
- to depart, esp. abruptly.
- to express oneself volubly or excitedly and sometimes irately or indiscreetly:He popped off about the injustice of the verdict.
- to be put out by hitting a pop fly caught on the fly by a player on the opposing team.
- to propose marriage: They dated for two years before he popped the question.
- to hit a pop fly.
- a short, quick, explosive sound.
- a popping.
- a shot with a firearm.
- a drink or portion of an alcoholic beverage, as a drink of whiskey or a glass of beer: We had a couple of pops on the way home.
- each; apiece: five orchids at $30 a pop.
- with an explosive sound: The balloon went pop.
- quickly, suddenly, or unexpectedly: Pop, the door flew open!
- unexpected; without prior warning or announcement: The teacher gave us a pop quiz.
- of or pertaining to popular songs: pop music; pop singers.
- of or pertaining to pop art.
- reflecting or aimed at the tastes of the general masses of people: pop culture; pop novels.
- popular music: It's the first time she's sung pop.
— n. Informal.
- a frozen ice or ice-cream confection on a stick.
- pop (Thesaurus)
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