There are a lot of phrasal verbs with ‘pop’ and most of them have a meaning related to ‘appear’. Here are a few.
Appear suddenly or unexpectedly.
A new bookshop has popped up in the town.
Pop in/Pop by/Pop round
Visit casually and usually quickly.
Hello, Mum. I just popped in to see if you wanted anything.
- Appear unexpectedly or quickly
- Go out
When I was riding my bike to work my lunch popped out of my bag.
I’m sorry but Ms. Chopra has just popped out to deal with a technical problem.
Pop one’s clogs
Die. Always used casually and not solemnly.
If I keep eating junk food I’ll pop my clogs earlier than I want but I just can’t resist it.
If you have any questions about ‘pop’ verbs, pop to the comments and I’ll pop by later with a reply.