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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  • To pop the question — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pop off — 1. in. to make an unnecessary remark; to interrupt with a remark; to sound off. □ Please don’t pop off all the time. □ Bob keeps popping off when he should be listening. 2. in. to lose one’s temper. (See also pop one’s cork.) □ Now, don’t pop off …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pop off — 1) PHRASAL VERB When someone pops off, they die. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V P] None of Olive s relatives looked likely to pop off for the time being, thank God. 2) PHRASAL VERB If you pop off, you leave and go somewhere else. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V P] I ll …   English dictionary

  • pop off — verb 1. leave quickly • Hypernyms: ↑leave, ↑go forth, ↑go away • Verb Frames: Somebody s 2. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life She died from cancer …   Useful english dictionary

  • pop off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms pop off : present tense I/you/we/they pop off he/she/it pops off present participle popping off past tense popped off past participle popped off British informal to die …   English dictionary

  • pop off — to complain angrily about something. Neal popped off in a nationally televised interview. Those owners are always popping off about the difficulty of competing against wealthy teams …   New idioms dictionary

  • pop off —    to die    Literally, in slang, to depart, rather than from a cork leaving a bottle, and usually of natural causes:     Look here, Hugh, I m afraid Percy has popped off. (Matthew, 1978 Percy the budgerigar had died) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • pop off — verb a) To leave, and return in a short time Im just popping off to the shops to pick up some bread. b) To die suddenly …   Wiktionary

  • pop off — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb Informal. To cease living: decease, demise, depart, die, drop, expire, go, pass away, pass (on), perish, succumb. Slang: check out, croak, kick in, kick off. Idioms: bite the dust, breathe one s last, cash in, give… …   English dictionary for students

  • pop-off valve — A one way valve that opens to the atmosphere above a certain set pressure to relieve excessive internal pressure buildup; often used with a turbocharger installation to limit boost pressure to the engine …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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