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American English: /pɑp/
British English: /pɒp/

intransitive verb -pp-

  • 1
    (cork)
    saltar
    my ears popped
    se me destaparon los oídos
    his button popped
    se le saltó el botón
    a popping sound/noise
    un ligero estallido
    Example 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 órbitas
    a head popped over the wall
    se asomó una cabeza por encima del muro
    Example 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 milk
    crucé un momento a comprar leche
    he just popped in to say hello
    pasó un minuto a saludar
    could you pop into my office on your way out?
    ¿puedes pasar por mi oficina al salir?
    I'm popping out to get some cigarettes
    voy a salir un momento a comprar cigarrillos
    Example 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-

  • 2 (put quickly, casually) she popped her head around the door
    asomó la cabeza por la puerta
    pop it into your pocket
    métetelo en el bolsillo
    pop your coat on (British English) question 1 1
  • 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.

noun

  • 1 (noise) to go pop
    hacer 'pum'
    (burst) reventar
  • 3 [colloquial] (time) they cost $50 a pop
    cuestan $50 por vez
    Example 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.

Phrasal verbs

pop back

1verb + adverb (return) [colloquial]
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 poner
poner otra vez
2.2 (bring back) [colloquial]
regresar ( (Latin America) exc (Southern Cone) )

pop off

verb + adverb [colloquial]
1 (die)
estirar la pata [colloquial]
diñarla (Spain) [colloquial]
2 (go) (esp (British English) ) she's just popped off to the bank
acaba de salir para ir al banco

pop up

verb + adverb [colloquial]
1 (rise)
(toast)
saltar
his head popped up from behind the wall
asomó la cabeza por encima del muro
2 (appear) new restaurants seem to be popping up all over the place
están apareciendo or surgiendo nuevos restaurantes por todos lados

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pop 2
American English: /pɑp/
British English: /pɒp/

adjective

  • 1 (popular)
    (sociology/culture)
    popular
    (music/singer) (American English)
    popular
    ligero
    pop artist
    artista (masculine or feminine) pop
    pop concert (American English)
    concierto (masculine) popular
    pop festival
    festival (masculine) de música pop

noun

  • uncountable (Music)
    música (feminine) pop
    Example 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.

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pop 3
American English: /pɑp/
British English: /pɒp/

noun

  • (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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