intransitive verb -pp-
- 1(cork)my ears popped
saltarse me destaparon los oídoshis button poppedse le saltó el botóna popping sound/noiseun ligero estallidoExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 (spring) his eyes were popping (out of his head)los ojos se le salían de las órbitasa head popped over the wallse asomó una cabeza por encima del muroExample sentences
- 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 milkcrucé un momento a comprar lechehe just popped in to say hellopasó un minuto a saludarcould you pop into my office on your way out?¿puedes pasar por mi oficina al salir?I'm popping out to get some cigarettesvoy a salir un momento a comprar cigarrillosExample sentences
- 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)
- 3 (pill/drug) [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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.
- 1 (noise) to go pophacer 'pum'(burst) reventar
- 3 [colloquial] (time) they cost $50 a popcuestan $50 por vezExample sentences
- 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.
- 1verb + adverb (return) [colloquial]
- 1 (die)
- 1 (rise)
volver or regresar un momento
devolverse or regresarse un momento (Latin America exc River Plate area)2verb + object + adverb 2.1 (put back) [colloquial]
volver a poner2.2 (bring back) [colloquial]
poner otra vez
poner otra vez
regresar (Latin America exc Southern Cone)
estirar la pata [colloquial]
diñarla (Spain) [colloquial]
petatearse (Mexico) [colloquial]2 (go) (esp British English) she's just popped off to the bank
acaba de salir para ir al banco
(toast)his head popped up from behind the wall
asomó la cabeza por encima del muro2 (appear) new restaurants seem to be popping up all over the place
están apareciendo or surgiendo nuevos restaurantes por todos lados
- uncountable (Music)música (feminine) popExample sentences
- 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)papá (masculine) [colloquial]pop o pops (as form of address)papá [colloquial]papi [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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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