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pop-up

[pop-uhp] /ˈpɒpˌʌp/
adjective
1.
(of books, usually children's books) having pieces of artwork fastened to the pages so that when the page is opened, a three-dimensional cutout or object is formed and, sometimes, movement of a picture element, such as a door opening, can be activated by pulling a tab.
2.
of or being a device that ejects or raises a finished or used item from the top:
a pop-up toaster.
3.
of or pertaining to a device, mechanism, or object that rises or pivots from a concealed or recessed position to its operating position:
a camera with a pop-up electronic flash; a car with pop-up headlights.
4.
popping up, as from an appliance or object:
pop-up waffles heated in the toaster; a pop-up gauge for indicating when the turkey is done.
5.
noting or pertaining to a store, restaurant, etc., that temporarily takes over a vacant space and does business there for a short time:
a pop-up store selling Halloween costumes.
6.
Computers. appearing suddenly and temporarily in a new window within or on top of an open window:
Right-click to get a pop-up menu. There are tools to block pop-up ads.
noun
7.
a pop-up book.
8.
something, as a partially cut out or spring-mounted illustration in a children's book, that unfolds or springs up when opened or otherwise activated; pop-out:
a Christmas card with a pop-up of Santa Claus.
9.
Baseball. pop fly.
10.
a pop-up store, restaurant, etc.
11.
Computers. a pop-up message, menu, etc.:
Press the hot key and the pop-up will appear.
Also, popup.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65 for def 9; noun, adj. use of verb phrase pop up

pop1

[pop] /pɒp/
verb (used without object), popped, popping.
1.
to make a short, quick, explosive sound:
The cork popped.
2.
to burst open with such a sound, as chestnuts or corn in roasting.
3.
to come or go quickly, suddenly, or unexpectedly:
She popped into the kitchen to check the stove.
4.
to shoot with a firearm:
to pop at a mark.
5.
to protrude from the sockets:
The news made her eyes pop.
6.
Baseball.
  1. to hit a pop fly (often followed by up).
  2. to pop out.
verb (used with object), popped, popping.
7.
to cause to make a sudden, explosive sound.
8.
to cause to burst open with such a sound.
9.
to open suddenly or violently:
to pop the hood on a car; to pop the tab on a beer can.
10.
to put or thrust quickly, suddenly, or unexpectedly:
He popped the muffins into the oven.
11.
Informal. to cause to fire; discharge:
He popped his rifle at the bird.
12.
to shoot (usually followed by at, off, etc.):
He popped off bottles with a slingshot.
13.
British Slang. to pawn.
14.
Informal.
  1. to take or swallow (pills), especially in excess or habitually; take orally in a compulsive or addictive way:
    Popping all those pills will land him in the hospital.
  2. to eat in a continual or thoughtless manner, as snack foods:
    popping peanuts at the movies.
noun
15.
a short, quick, explosive sound.
16.
a popping.
17.
a shot with a firearm.
18.
Informal. soda pop.
19.
a drink or portion of an alcoholic beverage, as a drink of whiskey or a glass of beer:
We had a couple of pops on the way home.
20.
Baseball. pop fly.
adverb
21.
with an explosive sound:
The balloon went pop.
22.
quickly, suddenly, or unexpectedly:
Pop, the door flew open!
adjective
23.
Informal. unexpected; without prior warning or announcement:
The teacher gave us a pop quiz.
Verb phrases
24.
pop for, Slang. to pay or buy for oneself or another, especially as a gift or treat; spring for:
I'll pop for the first round of drinks.
25.
pop off, Informal.
  1. to die, especially suddenly.
  2. to depart, especially abruptly.
  3. to express oneself volubly or excitedly and sometimes irately or indiscreetly:
    He popped off about the injustice of the verdict.
26.
pop out, Baseball. to be put out by hitting a pop fly caught on the fly by a player on the opposing team.
27.
pop up, Baseball. to hit a pop fly.
Idioms
28.
a pop, Slang. each; apiece:
five orchids at $30 a pop.
29.
pop in, Informal. to visit briefly and unexpectedly; stop in; drop by:
Maybe we'll pop in after the movie.
30.
pop the question, Informal. to propose marriage:
They dated for two years before he popped the question.
Origin
1375-1425; late Middle English (noun) poppe a blow; (v.) poppen to strike; of expressive orig.
Synonyms
3. appear, burst.
Regional variation note
18. See soda pop.
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Examples for pop up
  • They pop up again when you release two toggle-and-loop closures.
  • In spring, naturalized yellow trumpet daffodils pop up around the meadow's edges.
  • Don't be surprised if you see one or more pop up here at some later date.
  • New mud bubbles-smaller fissures where mud and gas escape to the surface-continue to pop up across the landscape.
  • Comic books about the day-to-day lives of dinosaurs pop up only every once in a while.
  • Umbrellas pop up along the street in a synchronized dance.
  • The latest twist involves bonuses that pop up for no special reason-except to keep you playing.
  • The right witnesses and evidence pop up whenever it's convenient.
  • Dozens of patents for different types of nuclear reactors pop up.
  • Even in success stories important caveats continually pop up.
British Dictionary definitions for pop up

pop-up

adjective
1.
(of an appliance) characterized by or having a mechanism that pops up a pop-up toaster
2.
(of a book) having pages that rise when opened to simulate a three-dimensional form
3.
(computing) (of a menu on a computer screen, etc) suddenly appearing when an option is selected
4.
(of a shop, restaurant, venue, or other small business) intentionally opening and closing for business within a very short span of time a pop-up shop
verb
5.
(intransitive, adverb) to appear suddenly from below
noun
6.
(computing) something that appears over or above the open window on a computer screen

pop1

/pɒp/
verb pops, popping, popped
1.
to make or cause to make a light sharp explosive sound
2.
to burst open or cause to burst open with such a sound
3.
(intransitive; often foll by in, out, etc) (informal) to come (to) or go (from) rapidly or suddenly; to pay a brief or unexpected visit (to)
4.
(intransitive) (esp of the eyes) to protrude her eyes popped with amazement
5.
to shoot or fire at (a target) with a firearm
6.
(transitive) to place or put with a sudden movement she popped some tablets into her mouth
7.
(transitive) (informal) to pawn he popped his watch yesterday
8.
(transitive) (slang) to take (a drug) in pill form or as an injection pill popping
9.
pop one's clogs, See clog1 (sense 9)
10.
(informal) pop the question, to propose marriage
noun
11.
a light sharp explosive sound; crack
12.
(informal) a flavoured nonalcoholic carbonated beverage
13.
(informal) a try; attempt have a pop at goal
14.
(informal) an instance of criticism Townsend has had a pop at modern bands
15.
(informal) a pop, each 30 million shares at 7 dollars a pop
adverb
16.
with a popping sound
interjection
17.
an exclamation denoting a sharp explosive sound
See also pop off, pop-up
Word Origin
C14: of imitative origin

pop2

/pɒp/
noun
1.
  1. music of general appeal, esp among young people, that originated as a distinctive genre in the 1950s. It is generally characterized by a strong rhythmic element and the use of electrical amplification
  2. (as modifier) pop music, a pop record, a pop group
2.
(informal) a piece of popular or light classical music
adjective
3.
(informal) short for popular

pop3

/pɒp/
noun
1.
an informal word for father
2.
(informal) a name used in addressing an old or middle-aged man

POP

abbreviation
1.
point of presence: a device that enables access to the internet
2.
(internet) post office protocol: a protocol which brings e-mail to and from a mail server
3.
Post Office Preferred (size of envelopes, etc)
4.
persistent organic pollutant
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Word Origin and History for pop up
pop
"a hit with an explosive sound," c.1400, of imitative origin. Verb sense of "to cause to make a sudden explosive sound" is attested from 1595; sense of "to appear or put suddenly" (often with up, off, in, etc.) is recorded from 1443, from the noun. Meaning "flavored carbonated beverage" is from 1812.
"A new manufactory of a nectar, between soda-water and ginger-beer, and called pop, because pop goes the cork when it is drawn." [Southey, letter, 1812]
Baseball sense of "to hit a ball high in the air" is from 1867. Sense of "ice cream on a stick" is from 1923 (see popsicle). To pop the question is from 1725, specific sense of "propose marriage" is from 1826. Popcorn is first attested 1819. Pop-eyed "having bulging eyes" is recorded from 1820. Pop-gun as a type of child's toy is from 1622. Pop-over "light cake" is from 1876. Pop goes the weasel, a country dance, was popular 1850s at court balls, etc.
pop
"having popular appeal," 1926, of individual songs from many genres; 1954 as a genre of its own; abbreviation of popular (q.v.), earlier as a shortened form of popular concert (1862), often in the plural form pops. Pop art first recorded 1957, said to have been in use conversationally among Independent group of artists from late 1954.
pop
"father," 1838, chiefly Amer.Eng., shortened from papa (1681), from Fr. papa, from O.Fr., a children's word, similar to L. pappa. Form poppa is recorded from 1897.
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Slang definitions & phrases for pop up

pop up

verb phrase
  1. To appear suddenly: for the universe to pop up tackily out of nowhere (1706+)
  2. To hit a high fly ball in the infield, either fair or foul (1867+ Baseball)

pop 1

noun
  1. Father; poppa (1838+)
  2. n older or elderly man •Used in informal, yet respectful, direct address: Hey, pop, slow down a bit (1889+)

pop 2

noun
  1. Flavored carbonated water; soda; soda pop (1882+)
  2. Ice cream or flavored ice on a stick; Popsicle2 (1923+)
  3. Nitromethane or any other fuel additive for cars: fuel additives called pop (1960s+ Car racing & hot rodders)
  4. A quantity of narcotics; bag: Each of them had a couple of pops on 'em (1960s+ Narcotics)
  5. The sex act; sexual activity; ass (1950s+)
  6. pop-up (1895+ Baseball)
verb
  1. To take narcotics by injection; shoot up (1950s+ Narcotics)
  2. To take pills, esp barbiturates, amphetamines, etc, and esp habitually (1960s+ Narcotics)
  3. To do the sex act with or to; jazz, screw: Well, did you pop her? (1950s+)
  4. o hit; smack: She popped him on the snoot (1386+)
  5. o shoot; kill; drill: You might avoid going to the joint, or getting popped, today's term for murder, if caught (1762+)
  6. To catch; arrest: But what I need is probable cause to pop a guy (late 1960s+)

[all senses related to pop as an echoic term for a sharp noise or a sharp blow; in the first sense, ''ginger beer,'' found by 1836]


pop 3

adjective

Popular; having a very broad audience: Tom Wolfe, the pop journalist

[1910+; found by 1862 in the senses ''a popular concert,'' ''popular music'']


pop-up

noun

A high fly ball in the infield (1908+ Baseball)


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Related Abbreviations for pop up

pop

popular

PoP

point of presence

POP

  1. Post Office Protocol
  2. proof of purchase
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Idioms and Phrases with pop up
Suddenly appear, as in After a brief warm spell all the flowers popped up, or He's constantly popping up where he's least expected.
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