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Meaning of “pop up” in the English Dictionary

"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, ​especiallysuddenly or ​unexpectedly: She's one of those ​moviestars who ​pops up ​everywhere, on TV, in ​magazines, on Broadway. The words "Hard ​diskfailure - ​programaborted" ​popped up on the ​screen.

pop-upadjective

uk   /ˈpɒp.ʌp/  us   /ˈpɑːp-/
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 ​operatestemporarily and only for a ​shortperiod when it is ​likely to get a lot of ​customers

pop-upnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɒp.ʌp/  us   /ˈpɑːp-/
  • pop-up noun [C] (COMPUTER)

(also pop-up menu) a ​list of ​choices that is ​shown on a ​computerscreen when the ​userrequests it: Select the ​option you ​want from the pop-up (​menu). a new ​window that ​opensquickly on a ​computerscreen in ​front of what you are ​working on: software to ​block pop-ups
  • pop-up noun [C] (BASEBALL)

(also pop fly) in ​baseball, a ​ball that is ​hit very high in the ​air but not very ​far
(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 ​computerscreen when the ​userasks for it: This pop-up can be ​displayed anywhere on the ​page with a right-click of the ​mouse.

pop-upadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈpɒpʌp/
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 ​limitedtime: 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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