pop verb - definition in the Learner's Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pop”

See all translations

pop

verb
 
 
/pɒp/ ( present participle popping, past tense and past participle popped)
[I, T] to make a short sound like a small explosion, or to make something do this by breaking it: The music played and champagne corks popped.Sounds made by objects, movement or impactExploding and eruptingExplosives in general
pop in/out/over, etc informal B2 to go to a particular place: Doug's just popped out for a few minutes. I'll pop into the supermarket on my way home.Visiting
pop sth in/into/on, etc informal to quickly put something in a particular place: Can you pop the pizza in the oven?Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and activePlacing and positioning an object
pop out/up to move quickly and suddenly, especially out of somethingMoving quickly
(Definition of pop verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “pop” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More