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

  2. 2
    to hit a baseball so that it goes high in the air
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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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