Definition of pop up in English:

pop up

1Appear or occur suddenly: these memories can pop up from time to time
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  • There is no campaign and suddenly his name pops up, clearly presented by the British and the French who have been impressed by his negotiational ability.
  • Suddenly a commercial pops up for Colgate toothpaste.
  • So much for these chain stores that appear to be popping up all over the country.
Synonyms
appear, appear suddenly/unexpectedly/abruptly, occur suddenly/abruptly, come into view/sight, materialize, arrive, make/put in an appearance; come along, happen, emerge, arise, crop up, turn up, present itself, come on the scene, come to light, manifest itself
informal show up
1.1 Computing (Of a browser window) appear without having been requested, especially for the purpose of advertising.
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  • You see the warnings indicated by the red popping up on the screen.
  • It also pops up a screen asking you for permission to enter the site, all according to the rules.
  • You can float the mouse over the button and a tool tip will pop up with the command name.
2 Cricket (Of a cricket ball) rise sharply off the pitch: the ball pitched outside off and popped up
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  • Several balls have half deceived batsmen and popped up in the air or beaten the bat, but none have yielded a wicket.
  • In other words, excess of momentum in the upward direction, will make the ball pop up and close-in fielders are ever waiting to gobble up those half-chances!
  • Gough's third ball of the innings popped up on Darren Maddy and he presented Darren Lehmann with a simple catch at backward point.
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