intransitive verbpopping, popped
1(balloon) estallar(balloon) reventar(se)(cork) saltarmy ears popped — se me destaparon los oídos
- his button popped — se le saltó el botón
- a popping sound/noise — un ligero estallido
- Democratization there is in its very, very early stages, and could pop like a balloon.
- In the meantime, here's how to keep your cork from popping before the glasses are chilled.
- He was trying to eat dinner - trying because these balloons were popping, quite loudly, every five minutes.
- We ran in and rushed around popping all the balloons!
- I felt and probably looked like a balloon under pressure, about to pop if anything else filled my head.
- At about 3: 30 the following morning Kathy is woken up by popping sounds resembling small explosions.
- She added that fuses popped regularly and water had been seeping down the walls of their home.
- They find high emotional drama in balloons expanding and potentially popping.
- Several bones popped, protesting the sudden movement after being stationary for so long.
- Champagne corks were popping in unison with the fireworks as people celebrated.
- The waitstaff stops mid-clap and looks as if someone had just popped all their balloons.
- But they know that although champagne corks may be popping in the boardrooms, there is little to celebrate around the kitchen table.
- His fists tightened until his knuckles popped and the girls' eyes widened.
- Evan wrestled with the wires and the cork popped leaving a spray of wine in its wake.
- Normal spinal joints often make popping sounds when the joint surfaces are forcefully separated by manipulation.
- But you could hear all the corks popping as guests felt slightly more comfortable about imbibing a tipple or two.
- The drama for residents in nearby Bole Foot began at around 2am as they heard a series of loud bangs - caused by tyres bursting in the heat and air bags popping.
- When the flash bulbs began popping, one wondered who was more charmed - the children, the artiste or the cameras.
- Seems he was at a kids party where the balloons popped and scared the life out of him!
- All of a sudden there was a popping, it sounded like champagne popping.
2(spring)saltarhis eyes were popping (out of his head) — los ojos se le salían de las órbitas
- a head popped over the wall — se asomó una cabeza por encima del muro
- He got up and took out another bottle of wine from the fridge and popped it open.
- Tearing the cellophane off of the CD, she popped it open and inserted it into the boom box, hitting play and cranking it.
- She lifted it up and popped it open, providing some shelter.
- James hopped in and popped the passenger door open for her.
- She placed her briefcase on her desk and popped it open.
- Leaning in over the door, I played for a long moment with the idea of wiring the old girl and taking her for a spin, but settled for popping the hood release.
- Brian moved out from the kitchen, popping the tab on a can of pop and nudging Katie.
- In the middle was a long rectangular table, and he planted the briefcase on the table, and popped it open.
- He also popped the window open a few times to drag on a cigarette.
- He watched as she moved quickly toward her briefcase and popped the latch.
- I throw a suitcase on the bed and pop it open, and begin to stuff clothes into drawers and hang them in the wardrobe.
- After a hearty lunch, I had to pop my top button open.
- Angie touched the locket, popping it open to see the upside down photo of Chad.
- I grabbed another soda from the six pack and popped it open.
- Kevin opened up the refrigerator, popped the milk container open, and drank straight from the carton.
- That meant seeds had to be popped from the dried grapes or raisins - a task made easier by many hands.
- After a struggle, she got the bag of chips open and popped the tab on her soda.
- She quickly popped the lid and poured a couple of Advil's into her hand.
- She handed us both a beer, we popped it open and started talking.
- She went to the trunk and popped it open, placing Adrianne's bags into the back.
3informal(go casually)I popped across the road for some milk — crucé un momento a comprar leche
- he just popped in to say hello — pasó un minuto a saludar
- could you pop into my office on your way out? — ¿puedes pasar por mi oficina al salir?
- I'm popping out to get some cigarettes — voy a salir un momento a comprar cigarrillos
- When I popped in last night to check how he's doing I noticed that his bed, computer and CD player are in one small corner of the room.
- The shop is poorly run, inadequately stocked, with indifferent staff, but you can at least pop in and out within five minutes.
- When we popped in to see how things are going, there were half a dozen former regulars of the newly-refurbished Walker's Bar in there too.
- On Thursday night, she had dinner at The Restaurant on John Dalton Street, where Fran from Travis popped in for a bite.
- We popped next door to the hairdresser.
- A fortnight ago, I had to unexpectedly pop home from the office.
- The Minister also popped in to meet the staff and students at Horsforth School during a busy return trip to West Yorkshire.
- If you can't pop along to a pressure station there are lots of places where you can get your blood pressure checked.
- All of a sudden, the door bursts open and Maggie pops in.
- Joel himself popped in a few moments after, but I hardly noticed.
- Within minutes he popped back in the room with three cans of paint and some brushes.
- Anyhow, I welcome any readers that popped in here for a look at that post yesterday and decided to stick around.
- They want a copy of my eyesight prescription, so I popped over to my opticians in Farnham this afternoon.
- This is a joke I often make when I pop next door for a Christmas drink or something.
- My lovely friend Jane G has just popped in to work to see me.
- For desert, pop next door to the Veggie House for the best bubble tea in the city.
- Other times he'd leave and pop back in within minutes.
- They popped in to see me and introduce themselves.
- He had just been released by first club Motherwell which he joined as a teenager after Alex McLeish popped round to the house one night.
- I popped into the supermarket with the hope of being out again within a few minutes, only to be held captive on the car park due to the complicated road system.
transitive verbpopping, popped
1(burst)(balloon) reventar(balloon) hacer estallar
2(put quickly, casually)she popped her head around the door — asomó la cabeza por la puerta
- pop it into your pocket — métetelo en el bolsillo
- pop your coat on — ponte el abrigo
- Considering he's only three, I better keep popping the Advils and never look back.
- Ogilvy said he could see the day when players are tempted to pop pills or stick needles in their arms to get an edge.
- She'd tossed back drinks and popped pills all of his childhood, leaving him and his brothers in care of nannies, so what was she doing now?
- It's important to think carefully about the pills you pop or the socially acceptable drugs you use regularly.
- You're an egomaniac who tries to escape every kind of trouble he can by popping pills or drinking.
- Today's woman can choose to pop a pill, stick on a patch or take an injection.
- They hear scary tales about sniffing glue, popping pills and shooting heroin.
- Quickly I popped a couple pills and swallowed them down.
- I'm losing track of the point and the facts even when I'm not popping my little orange pills.
- He popped an aspirin and drank half a bottle of water, but his tongue still felt dry as sandpaper.
- I'd imagine they'll spend the rest of the night popping vitamin C.
- He said some people pop over-the-counter pain relievers like they're candy.
- She was forced to give up the child and from 15 she worked the freeways, turning tricks for motorists, drinking beer, popping pills and hustling pool.
- He was, it seems, referring obliquely to the haze created by all those mind-expanding drugs the beautiful people popped, mainlined and smoked.
- And frankly, who wouldn't want to pop a few placid pills or love potions just to escape from the long list of wicked words mentioned above.
- He demeaned people who were drug addicts while he was popping damn near every legal painkiller on the market.
- It's not simply a matter of popping a pill and suddenly zooming ahead.
- If that's all too much to remember, there are a few pills you can pop before the memory-enhancing medication hits the market.
- I've eaten breakfast, popped pills, drunk coffee, now need to shower.
- Patricia never recovered from the shock and fell into drinking and popping pills.
2informal(time)they cost $50 a pop — cuestan $50 por vez
- I mean, the record industry was much happier when they were selling 500,000, a million things at $20 a pop than 500 million songs at 99 cents a pop.
- They only cost five dollars a pop and come in six different colors: light blue, navy blue, white, olive green, black, and red.
- The sodas were free, but the booze was four dollars a pop.
- He can make speeches for many thousands of dollars a pop.
- They spend the time writing, producing and recording the songs and I pay 15 dollars a pop to say thank you.
- And by then Edison's stock, which had traded as high as $23 a share in the glory days of 2001, was chugging along at 85 cents a pop.
- At 25 cents a pop, the fun 'n' games won't break the bank.
- Not bad for merchandise that went for 10 cents a pop.
- For 99 cents a pop, plus a monthly download fee, you can store a file wherever you'd like.
- Or the snack vendor in Bella Vista's coffee fields who sells banana chips and fruit juice for about 25 cents a pop.
1música pop feminine
- Alarm clocks were going off, playing rock, Christian pop, jazz or reggae.
- I'm just blown away by the fusions of Brazilian music and pop, rock, and jazz taking place there.
- The music is mainstream alternative pop and rock music, with little or no variation.
- Hence there isn't really anything that could be classified as plain old pop or rock music.
- From The Smiths to Nirvana, much of the best pop and rock music has been made by fans.
- The category of pop and rock music was left up to the audience to choose a winner.
- It brings pop, rock, reggae, classical, techno and 80's music into most cars.
- The result is being billed as an album of experimental yet accessible 21st century pop.
- The sound planning and design make sure that the music, whether hard rock or pop, does not overwhelm any conversation.
- You download pop and rock music for 99 cent per song.
- From rhythm & blues and soul to country and pop, Ray's music defied any labels.
- The 16-year old short girl sighed as she continued walking, listening to her own CD that contained a mix of pop and rock music.
- Red Stage near City hall will feature pop and rock music with Thai ‘Luk Thung’.
- The world-famous Vienna Boys' Choir has departed from more than 500 years tradition to perform pop and rock music.
- Easum predicts, for example, the quick death of all symphony orchestras that do not soon begin to feature a significant amount of pop and rock music.
- There is generally a lot of distortion present in modern pop and rock music, and plenty of post-processing done in the studio.
- What can you accomplish with a mostly ambient instrumental song that you can't with pop or rock music?
- Yet, much of the music on it contains a considerable amount of pop, rock, and world music influence.
- This is an infusion of pop, rock and trip-hop that is easy on the ears, but not on the musical conscience.
- Because polyphony is restricted pop and rock music demonstrates limited harmony and use of counterpoint.
1(popular)(culture/sociology) popular(singer/music) popular US(music/singer) ligero USpop artist — artista pop feminine
- pop concert — concierto popular
- pop festival — festival de música pop
2BritishMusic(invariable adjective) pop
1(father)papá masculine informalas form of address pop or pops — papi informal
- I mean people talk about mom and pops, which is really good for creating jobs, but mom and pop cannot deliver against a Home Depot or some of the large supermarkets.
- They captivated moms and pops across the country and say, ‘Look, it's time to have another dialogue.’
- Junior addressed the situation before the game by saying the only way his pops was going to coach there was if he transferred and he's not going anywhere.
- I guess someone you could say I know pretty well, my pop, Ben Christensen.
- First of all, the mom and pops just simply get subsidized loans.
- But Blake grew accustomed to addressing my pop as his own dad.
- And thank you, very sincerely, to everyone who sent well wishes to my pops.
- Respect your moms, your pops, or whoever it was raised you.