intransitive verb -pp-
- 2 (spring) his eyes were popping (out of his head)a head popped over the walllos ojos se le salían de las órbitasse asomó una cabeza por encima del muroOraciones de ejemplo
- Kevin opened up the refrigerator, popped the milk container open, and drank straight from the carton.
- Leaning in over the door, I played for a long moment with the idea of wiring the old girl and taking her for a spin, but settled for popping the hood release.
- He watched as she moved quickly toward her briefcase and popped the latch.
- 3 (go casually) [colloquial]I popped across the road for some milkhe just popped in to say hellocrucé un momento a comprar lechecould you pop into my office on your way out?pasó un minuto a saludarI'm popping out to get some cigarettes¿puedes pasar por mi oficina al salir?voy a salir un momento a comprar cigarrillosOraciones de ejemplo
- Within minutes he popped back in the room with three cans of paint and some brushes.
- They popped in to see me and introduce themselves.
- My lovely friend Jane G has just popped in to work to see me.
transitive verb -pp-
- 1 (burst)(balloon)hacer estallarOraciones de ejemplo
- I felt and probably looked like a balloon under pressure, about to pop if anything else filled my head.
- The drama for residents in nearby Bole Foot began at around 2am as they heard a series of loud bangs - caused by tyres bursting in the heat and air bags popping.
- His fists tightened until his knuckles popped and the girls' eyes widened.
- 3 (pill/drug) [colloquial]Oraciones de ejemplo
- He popped an aspirin and drank half a bottle of water, but his tongue still felt dry as sandpaper.
- And frankly, who wouldn't want to pop a few placid pills or love potions just to escape from the long list of wicked words mentioned above.
- He was, it seems, referring obliquely to the haze created by all those mind-expanding drugs the beautiful people popped, mainlined and smoked.
- 3[colloquial] (time)they cost $50 a popcuestan $50 por vezOraciones de ejemplo
- For 99 cents a pop, plus a monthly download fee, you can store a file wherever you'd like.
- I mean, the record industry was much happier when they were selling 500,000, a million things at $20 a pop than 500 million songs at 99 cents a pop.
- And by then Edison's stock, which had traded as high as $23 a share in the glory days of 2001, was chugging along at 85 cents a pop.
Verbos con partícula
- 1verb + adverb (return) [colloquial]
- 1.1 (die) 1.2 (go)
- 1.1 (rise)
- uncountable (Music)música (feminine) popOraciones de ejemplo
- From The Smiths to Nirvana, much of the best pop and rock music has been made by fans.
- Red Stage near City hall will feature pop and rock music with Thai ‘Luk Thung’.
- Alarm clocks were going off, playing rock, Christian pop, jazz or reggae.
- (American English) [colloquial] (father) pop o pops (as form of address)Oraciones de ejemplo
- But Blake grew accustomed to addressing my pop as his own dad.
- And thank you, very sincerely, to everyone who sent well wishes to my pops.
- Respect your moms, your pops, or whoever it was raised you.
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