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verb pop pronunciation in American English /pɑp/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theypop
he/she/itpops
present participlepopping
past tensepopped
past participlepopped
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if something such as a balloon pops, or if you pop it, it bursts and makes a sudden loud noise
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    1. a.
      if a cork pops, or if you pop it, it makes a sudden noise like a small explosion when it comes out of a bottle

      He popped the cork and poured two glasses of wine.

      Champagne corks were popping.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive] informal to go somewhere quickly or for a short time
    pop in/into/over/out/down:

    I'm just popping down to the store to get some milk.

    He kept popping in and out, asking all kinds of questions.

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    1. a.
      [transitive] to move something quickly to a particular position
      pop something in/into/on/over something:

      She picked a berry and popped it into her mouth.

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  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] if you pop corn, or if it pops, you heat dried grains of corn until they burst
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  4. 5
    [transitive] informal if you pop pills, you take them too often
  5. 6
    [transitive] informal to hit someone

    She popped him right between the eyes.

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  6. 7
    [intransitive] informal if your eyes pop, they open very wide in surprise or excitement
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  7. 8
    [intransitive/transitive] informal to shoot a gun

    He popped off a couple of shots to scare away the bear.

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