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adjective pop-up pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a pop-up book or card has pictures inside that have been cut out so that they stand up when you open the pages
  2. 2
    a pop-up toaster pushes the pieces of bread up when they are ready to eat
  3. 3
    computing used for describing something that appears suddenly on a computer screen when you are looking at the Internet, or when you click the mouse or press a key

    a pop-up menu

  4. 4
    a pop-up restaurant, shop, gallery etc opens for a short time, sometimes in a surprising location

    Though pop-up dining has come to the UK late, it’s come with a vengeance.

    It’s by far the biggest and best-known example of an exciting trend in cinema-going: the pop-up cinema.

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when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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