"pops" in the noun sense
1. dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pop
an informal term for a father probably derived from baby talk
2. pop, soda, soda pop, soda water, tonic
a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
"in New England they call sodas tonics"
3. pop, popping
a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
4. pop music, pop
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
"pops" in the verb sense
1. start, protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out
"His eyes popped"
hit a pop-fly
"He popped out to shortstop"
make a sharp explosive noise
"The cork of the champagne bottle popped"
fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise
"The soldiers were popping"
cause to make a sharp explosive sound
"He popped the champagne bottle"
6. crop up, pop up, pop
appear suddenly or unexpectedly
"The farm popped into view as we turned the corner"
"He suddenly popped up out of nowhere"
put or thrust suddenly and forcefully
"pop the pizza into the microwave oven"
"He popped the petit-four into his mouth"
"pop the clutch"
hit or strike
"He popped me on the head"
10. toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, kill
drink down entirely
"He downed three martinis before dinner"
"She killed a bottle of brandy that night"
"They popped a few beer after work"
take drugs, especially orally
"The man charged with murder popped a valium to calm his nerves"
cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound
"The child popped the balloon"
burst open with a sharp, explosive sound
"The balloon popped"
"This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven"
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