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English adjective: pop

1. pop (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)



Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production, music

Antonymsclassical, classic

English noun: pop

1. pop (person) an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk

Synonymsdad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa

Broader (hypernym)begetter, father, male parent

2. pop (food) a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring

SamplesIn New England they call sodas tonics.

Synonymssoda, soda pop, soda water, tonic

Broader (hypernym)soft drink

Substance holonymcarbonated water, club soda, seltzer, soda water, sparkling water

3. pop (event) a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork


Broader (hypernym)sound

4. pop (communication) music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love

Synonymspop music

Broader (hypernym)popular music, popular music genre

English adverb: pop

1. pop like a pop or with a pop

SamplesEverything went pop.

English verb: pop

1. pop (motion) bulge outward

SamplesHis eyes popped.

Synonymsbug out, bulge, bulge out, come out, pop out, protrude, start

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform

2. pop (contact) hit a pop-fly

SamplesHe popped out to shortstop.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)hit

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

3. pop (perception) make a sharp explosive noise

SamplesThe cork of the champagne bottle popped.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

Narrower (hyponym)sputter

Verb grouppop

4. pop (competition) fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise

SamplesThe soldiers were popping.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)discharge, fire

5. pop (perception) cause to make a sharp explosive sound

SamplesHe popped the champagne bottle.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)sound

Verb grouppop

6. pop (perception) appear suddenly or unexpectedly

SamplesThe farm popped into view as we turned the corner.
He suddenly popped up out of nowhere.

Synonymscrop up, pop up

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)appear

7. pop (contact) put or thrust suddenly and forcefully

SamplesPop the pizza into the microwave oven.
He popped the petit-four into his mouth.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)throw, thrust

8. pop (contact) release suddenly

SamplesPop the clutch.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)let go, let go of, release, relinquish

9. pop (contact) hit or strike

SamplesHe popped me on the head.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)hit

10. pop (consumption) drink down entirely

SamplesHe downed three martinis before dinner.
She killed a bottle of brandy that night.
They popped a few beer after work.

Synonymsbelt down, bolt down, down, drink down, kill, pour down, toss off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)drink, imbibe

11. pop (consumption) take drugs, especially orally

SamplesThe man charged with murder popped a valium to calm his nerves.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)inject

Narrower (hyponym)skin pop

12. pop (change) cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound

SamplesThe child popped the balloon.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)burst, collapse

Verb grouppop

13. pop (change) burst open with a sharp, explosive sound

SamplesThe balloon popped.
This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)break open, burst, split

Verb grouppop

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