pops, popping, popped
1) N-UNCOUNT: oft N n Pop is modern music that usually has a strong rhythm and uses electronic equipment.

...the perfect combination of Caribbean rhythms, European pop, and American soul...

Which great British pop band had a hit with `In the Army Now'?

...a life-size poster of a pop star...

I know nothing about pop music.

2) N-UNCOUNT You can refer to fizzy drinks such as lemonade as pop. [mainly BRIT, INFORMAL]

He still visits the village shop for buns and fizzy pop.

...glass pop bottles.

(in AM, usually use soda pop)
3) N-COUNT; SOUND Pop is used to represent a short sharp sound, for example the sound made by bursting a balloon or by pulling a cork out of a bottle.

Each corn kernel will make a loud pop when cooked...

His back tyre just went pop on a motorway.

4) VERB If something pops, it makes a short sharp sound.

He untwisted the wire off the champagne bottle, and the cork popped and shot to the ceiling.

5) VERB If your eyes pop, you look very surprised or excited when you see something. [INFORMAL]

My eyes popped at the sight of the rich variety of food on show.

6) VERB If you pop something somewhere, you put it there quickly. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

[V n prep/adv] Marianne got a couple of mugs from the dresser and popped a teabag into each of them...

[V n prep/adv] He plucked a purple grape from the bunch and popped it in his mouth.

7) VERB If you pop somewhere, you go there for a short time. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

[V adv/prep] He does pop down to the pub, but he seldom stays longer than an hour...

[V adv/prep] Wendy popped in for a quick bite to eat on Monday night.

8) N-FAMILY Some people call their father pop. [mainly AM, INFORMAL]

I looked at Pop and he had big tears in his eyes...

Yes, Pop, I made a big mistake - you and Mark made me realize that.

(in BRIT, usually use dad)
9) to pop the questionsee question
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