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"pop up" in British English

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pop up

informal
phrasal verb with pop uk   /pɒp/ us   /pɑːp/ verb -pp-
to appear or happen, especially suddenly or unexpectedly: She's one of those movie stars who pops up everywhere, on TV, in magazines, on Broadway. The words "Hard disk failure - program aborted" popped up on the screen.

pop-upadjective

uk   /ˈpɒp.ʌp/ us   /ˈpɑːp.ʌp/
used to describe a machine, book, etc. that has parts that push out from a surface or from inside: a pop-up children's book a pop-up toaster
used to describe a shop, restaurant, etc. that operates temporarily and only for a short period when it is likely to get a lot of customers

pop-upnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɒp.ʌp/ us   /ˈpɑːp.ʌp/
(Definition of pop up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pop-up" in Business English

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pop-upnoun [C]

uk   us  
E-COMMERCE, MARKETING an advertisement that is shown in a new window in front of the window that you are looking at on a website: We do not allow pop-ups of any kind on our website.
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also pop-up menu IT a list of choices that is shown on a computer screen when the user asks for it: This pop-up can be displayed anywhere on the page with a right-click of the mouse.

pop-upadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈpɒpʌp/ us  
E-COMMERCE, MARKETING used to describe an advertisement that is shown in a new window in front of the window that you are looking at on a website: pop-up ads
used to describe something that appears suddenly, and usually exists for a limited time: At the new pop-up restaurant that has appeared in the neighborhood, diners pay what they think the meal is worth.
(Definition of pop-up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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