Pop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Popped p. pr. & vb. n. Popping.]
1. To make a pop, or sharp, quick sound; as, the muskets popped away on all sides.
2. To enter, or issue forth, with a quick, sudden movement; to move from place to place suddenly; to dart; -- with in, out, upon, off, etc.
He that killed my king . . .
Popp'd in between the election and my hopes. --Shak.
A trick of popping up and down every moment. --Swift.
3. To burst open with a pop, when heated over a fire; as, this corn pops well.
Pop·ping a. & n. from Pop.
Popping crease. Cricket See under Crease.
adj : (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially
among young people) [syn: popular]
n 1: an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby
talk [syn: dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa,
2: a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring; "in
New England they call sodas tonics" [syn: soda, soda
pop, soda water, tonic]
3: a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
4: music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down
version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an
emphasis on romantic love [syn: pop music]
adv : like a pop or with a pop; "everything went pop"
v 1: bulge outward; "His eyes popped" [syn: protrude, pop out,
bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out]
2: hit a pop-fly; "He popped out to shortstop"
3: make a sharp explosive noise; "The cork of the champagne
4: fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise; "The soldiers
5: cause to make a sharp explosive sound; "He popped the
6: appear suddenly or unexpectedly; "The farm popped into view
as we turned the corner"; "He suddenly popped up out of
nowhere" [syn: crop up, pop up]
7: put or thrust suddenly and forcefully; "pop the pizza into
the microwave oven"; "He popped the petit-four into his
8: release suddenly; "pop the clutch"
9: hit or strike; "He popped me on the head"
10: drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before
dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night";
"They popped a few beer after work" [syn: toss off, bolt
down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, kill]
11: take drugs, especially orally; "The man charged with murder
popped a valium to calm his nerves"
12: cause to burst with a lound, explosive sound; "The child
popped the balloon"
13: burst open with a sharp, explosive sound; "The balloon
popped"; "This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave
[also: popping, popped]
n : a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork