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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for pop in the sense of this definition

(pop is a kind of ...) any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)

Definition 2: a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for pop in the sense of this definition

(pop is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 3: a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring - [noun denoting food]

Samples where pop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in New England they call sodas tonics

Synonyms for pop in the sense of this definition

(pop is a kind of ...) nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)

(pop is made of the substance ...) effervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon dioxide

Definition 4: an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for pop in the sense of this definition

(pop is a kind of ...) a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)

"his father was born in Atlanta"

Definition 5: burst open with a sharp, explosive sound - [verb of change]

Samples where pop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The balloon popped
  • This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven

(pop is a kind of ...) come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

"The bubble burst"

(pop has a similar meaning as ...) cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound

"The child popped the balloon"

Definition 6: cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound - [verb of change]

Samples where pop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The child popped the balloon

(pop is a kind of ...) cause to burst

"The ice broke the pipe"

(pop has a similar meaning as ...) burst open with a sharp, explosive sound

"The balloon popped" "This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven"

Definition 7: fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise - [verb of competition]

Samples where pop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The soldiers were popping

(pop is a kind of ...) cause to go off

"fire a gun" "fire a bullet"

Definition 8: take drugs, especially orally - [verb of consumption]

Samples where pop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The man charged with murder popped a valium to calm his nerves

(pop is a kind of ...) take by injection

"inject heroin"

(... is a kind of pop ) inject (drugs) into the skin

Definition 9: drink down entirely - [verb of consumption]

Samples where pop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for pop in the sense of this definition

(pop is a kind of ...) take in liquids

"The patient must drink several liters each day" "The children like to drink soda"

Definition 10: hit a pop-fly - [verb of contact]

Samples where pop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He popped out to shortstop

(pop is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

(pop belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 11: put or thrust suddenly and forcefully - [verb of contact]

Samples where pop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pop the pizza into the microwave oven
  • He popped the petit-four into his mouth

(pop is a kind of ...) place or put with great energy

"She threw the blanket around the child" "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"

Definition 12: hit or strike - [verb of contact]

Samples where pop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He popped me on the head

(pop is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 13: release suddenly - [verb of contact]

Samples where pop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pop the clutch

(pop is a kind of ...) release, as from one's grip

"Let go of the door handle, please!" "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"

Definition 14: bulge outward - [verb of motion]

Samples where pop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His eyes popped

Synonyms for pop in the sense of this definition

(pop is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

Definition 15: make a sharp explosive noise - [verb of perception]

Samples where pop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cork of the champagne bottle popped

(pop is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

(... is a kind of pop ) make an explosive sound

"sputtering engines"

(pop has a similar meaning as ...) cause to make a sharp explosive sound

"He popped the champagne bottle"

Definition 16: appear suddenly or unexpectedly - [verb of perception]

Samples where pop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The farm popped into view as we turned the corner
  • He suddenly popped up out of nowhere

Synonyms for pop in the sense of this definition

(pop is a kind of ...) come into sight or view

"He suddenly appeared at the wedding" "A new star appeared on the horizon"

Definition 17: cause to make a sharp explosive sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where pop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He popped the champagne bottle

(pop is a kind of ...) cause to sound

"sound the bell" "sound a certain note"

(pop has a similar meaning as ...) make a sharp explosive noise

"The cork of the champagne bottle popped"

Definition 18: like a pop or with a pop - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where pop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • everything went pop

Definition 19: (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for pop in the sense of this definition

(pop is similar to ...) not classical

(pop belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

(pop belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

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