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The word "pop" can be used as a phrasal verb as well as in many idioms.

It is a very useful word and is used all the time. Because I am so kind, I will put a list together for you. Enjoy 😉


As a phrasal verb, it means - very quickly, often without notice
• POP OUT 
The dog needs the bathroom. I'll pop out for a minute with him

• POP IN 
If I pass your house, I'll pop in for a quick chat

• POP OVER 
If you have some free time this weekend, you can always pop over for a chat. (quite similar to the one above)

• POP UP 
Sorry, I can't meet you now. A serious matter has just popped up.

• POP DOWN 
Oh, blin! We have no sausages. Ok, I will just pop down to the shop then.

• POP AROUND 
Oh, your TV is broken? OK, I can pop around later to take a look at it
(quite similar to pop in/over)

• POP BACK 
Blin! We forgot to buy some Domestos. Let's quickly pop back to the shop before we get the bus.

• POP ON 
Pop on your jacket if you're going out. It's really cold.

• POP OFF 
Paul's not here, he's just popped off for a minute to make a phone call.

• POP OUT FOR 
I don't want to cook tonight. Let's pop out for some pizza.

• POP UP OUT OF 
Look at this horrible spot on my face. It wasn't here earlier. It just popped up out of nowhere.

To pop = to make an explosive sound/to burst
- I will pop your balloon

- I will pop my spots (Fuuuu)

Idioms with POP
• To take a pop at someone = to try and hit/kill someone 
Some gopnik tried to take a pop at me but I was faster haaaaa!

• To pop one's clogs = to die 
Poor old Pete, he popped his clogs at the age of 95.

• To pop a pill = to take a pill 
Pop this pill down your throat. You'll feel better in the morning.

• To pop the question = to propose marriage 
Have you popped the big question yet to your girlfriend?

• For eyes to pop out of head = from pressure/shock 
When I was diving, the pressure was so great that my eyes almost popped out of my head.

• To pop one's cork = to go mad 
When babushki push me in the metro, I want to
pop my cork! 
(not very common)

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