To pop off
Pop Pop, v. t. 1. To thrust or push suddenly; to offer suddenly; to bring suddenly and unexpectedly to notice; as, to pop one's head in at the door. [1913 Webster]

He popped a paper into his hand. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to pop; to cause to burst open by heat, as grains of Indian corn; as, to pop corn or chestnuts. [1913 Webster]

3. To eat or swallow; -- of food, especially snacks, in small pieces; as, he popped a whole can of peanuts while watching the movie. [PJC]

{To pop off}, (a) to thrust away, or put off promptly; as, to pop one off with a denial. --Locke. (b) to make a statement, or series of statements, forcefully and in an opinionated manner; as, he popped off about his dislike of modern art.

{To pop the question}, to make an offer of marriage to a lady. [Colloq.] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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