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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theypop up
he/she/itpops up
present participlepopping up
past tensepopped up
past participlepopped up

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  1. 1
    to appear very quickly or suddenly

    After a long absence, he popped up in Albuquerque in May.

    The daffodils and tulips are popping up everywhere.

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a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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