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Meaning of 'pop' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Pop [ adv.]
- Like a pop; suddenly; unexpectedly.
2 . Pop [ n.]
- A small, sharp, quick explosive sound or report; as, to go off with a pop.
- An unintoxicating beverage which expels the cork with a pop from the bottle containing it; as, ginger pop; lemon pop, etc.
- The European redwing.
3 . Pop [ v. i.]
- To make a pop, or sharp, quick sound; as, the muskets popped away on all sides.
- To enter, or issue forth, with a quick, sudden movement; to move from place to place suddenly; to dart; -- with in, out, upon, off, etc.
- To burst open with a pop, when heated over a fire; as, this corn pops well.
4 . Pop [ v. t.]
- To thrust or push suddenly; to offer suddenly; to bring suddenly and unexpectedly to notice; as, to pop one's head in at the door.
- To cause to pop; to cause to burst open by heat, as grains of Indian corn; as, to pop corn or chestnuts.

Meaning of 'pop' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . pop [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
Example in sentence:
  • in New England they call sodas tonics
2 . pop [ v]
Meaning (2):
- drink down entirely
Example in sentence:
  • He downed three martinis before dinner;
  • She killed a bottle of brandy that night;
  • They popped a few beer after work
Meaning (3):
- hit or strike
Example in sentence:
  • He popped me on the head
Meaning (4):
- hit a pop-fly
Example in sentence:
  • He popped out to shortstop
Meaning (5):
- cause to make a sharp explosive sound
Example in sentence:
  • He popped the champagne bottle
Meaning (6):
- put or thrust suddenly and forcefully
Example in sentence:
  • He popped the petit-four into his mouth;
  • pop the pizza into the microwave oven
Meaning (7):
- appear suddenly or unexpectedly
Example in sentence:
  • He suddenly popped up out of nowhere;
  • The farm popped into view as we turned the corner
Meaning (8):
- bulge outward
Example in sentence:
  • His eyes popped
Meaning (9):
- release suddenly
Example in sentence:
  • pop the clutch
Meaning (10):
- burst open with a sharp, explosive sound
Example in sentence:
  • The balloon popped;
  • This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven
Meaning (11):
- cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound
Example in sentence:
  • The child popped the balloon
Meaning (12):
- make a sharp explosive noise
Example in sentence:
  • The cork of the champagne bottle popped
Meaning (13):
- take drugs, especially orally
Example in sentence:
  • The man charged with murder popped a valium to calm his nerves
Meaning (14):
- fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise
Example in sentence:
  • The soldiers were popping
15 . pop [ r]
Meaning (15):
- like a pop or with a pop
Example in sentence:
  • everything went pop