Other forms: popped; popping; pops

Definitions of pop
  1. verb
    make a sharp explosive noise
    “The cork of the champagne bottle popped
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    make an explosive sound
    type of:
    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
  2. verb
    cause to make a sharp explosive sound
    “He popped the champagne bottle”
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    type of:
    cause to sound
  3. verb
    burst open with a sharp, explosive sound
    “The balloon popped
    “This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven”
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    break open, burst, split
    come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
  4. verb
    cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound
    “The child popped the balloon”
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    type of:
    burst, collapse
    cause to burst
  5. verb
    fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise
    “The soldiers were popping
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    type of:
    discharge, fire
    cause to go off
  6. noun
    a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
    synonyms: popping
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    the sudden occurrence of an audible event
  7. adverb
    like a pop or with a pop
    “everything went pop
  8. verb
    appear suddenly or unexpectedly
    “The farm popped into view as we turned the corner”
    “He suddenly popped up out of nowhere”
    synonyms: crop up, pop up
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    type of:
    come into sight or view
  9. verb
    put or thrust suddenly and forcefully
    pop the pizza into the microwave oven”
    “He popped the petit-four into his mouth”
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    type of:
    throw, thrust
    place or put with great energy
  10. verb
    hit or strike
    “He popped me on the head”
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    type of:
    deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  11. verb
    release suddenly
    pop the clutch”
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    type of:
    let go, let go of, release, relinquish
    release, as from one's grip
  12. verb
    bulge outward
    “His eyes popped
    synonyms: bug out, bulge, bulge out, come out, pop out, protrude, start
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    type of:
    change form, change shape, deform
    assume a different shape or form
  13. verb
    hit a pop-fly
    “He popped out to shortstop”
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    type of:
    cause to move by striking
  14. verb
    drink down entirely
  15. verb
    take drugs, especially orally
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    skin pop
    inject (drugs) into the skin
    type of:
    take by injection
  16. noun
    an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
    synonyms: dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa
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    type of:
    begetter, father, male parent
    a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
  17. noun
    a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
    synonyms: soda, soda pop, soda water, tonic
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    type of:
    soft drink
    nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
  18. adjective
    (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
    synonyms: popular
    not classical
  19. noun
    music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love
    synonyms: pop music
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    type of:
    popular music, popular music genre
    any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)




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