January 03, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
pop up /ˈpɑːpˌʌp/ phrasal verb
pop up
/ˈpɑːpˌʌp/
phrasal verb

pops up; popped up; popping up

There are now 7-ELEVEN stores popping up all over New York City.
There are now 7-ELEVEN stores popping up all over New York City.
Learner's definition of POP UP

1 : to appear in usually a sudden or unexpected way

  • Coffee shops seem to be popping up everywhere.

  • New evidence has been popping up every day in the trial.

  • Problems kept popping up.

2 baseball : to hit a high fly ball that does not go very far : to hit a pop fly

  • The batter popped up [=popped] to the second baseman.

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