Phrasal Verbs with ‘Pop’


There are a lot of phrasal verbs with ‘pop’ and most of them have a meaning related to ‘appear’. Here are a few.

Pop up

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.

Pop out

  1. Appear unexpectedly or quickly
  2. When I was riding my bike to work my lunch popped out of my bag.

  3. Go out
  4. 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.

‘-ed’ and ‘-ing’ Adjectives in Pop Songs

A lot of students have difficulties using -ed and -ing adjectives. These can help you.


The Pointer Sisters – I’m So Excited

The Kinks – So Tired


Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood

(“The way you love me it’s frightening”)

Pet Shop Boys – Being Boring