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pop out

1. To jump, burst, or leap out. I went to open the mailbox, and I nearly got a heart attack when a raccoon popped out! The kids popped out from behind the couch to surprise their mother for her birthday. A bunch of confetti popped out of the party cracker.
2. To leave (some place) for a brief period of time. Dan just popped out to get some hamburger meat from the butcher. Would you mind the phone lines? I'm going to pop out for a bit of fresh air.
3. To cause something to become dislodged or released from something by applying force or pressure to it. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pop" and "out." I accidentally popped one of the lenses out of my glasses while I was cleaning it. Just pop out the batteries and replace them with fresh ones.
See also: out, pop

pop out (of something)

to jump out of something; to burst out of something. Suddenly, a little mouse popped out of the drawer. I opened the drawer and a mouse popped out.
See also: out, pop

pop out

v.
1. To jump or burst out of something: I wound the jack-in-the-box until the puppet popped out.
2. To appear suddenly from within or behind something: Suddenly, a bear popped out from the bushes.
3. To cause something to be removed or released, especially with a small, quick push: The kids accidentally popped out the bottom pane of the window. The memory chip in my computer was broken, so I popped it out and installed a new one.
4. To leave briefly: He'll be back in a minute—he just popped out to get some coffee.
See also: out, pop
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She then got pop outs to second baseman Grace Seiffert and shortstop Parrott to secure the win.
Spalls, delaminations, potholes, scaling, pop outs, and other defects in the substrate must be repaired and all projections must be leveled prior to the commencement of the installation.
"We knew that the idea of adding a little surprise inside the card would deliver even more excitement to the holiday collection." For example, candy-filled plastic pumpkins come to life on paper with simple pop outs inside, or a wizardly owl waves his magic wand and the inside of the card contains text that literally leaps off the page.
It contains pop outs and fold outs when you do not expect them, you have to turn the book around, the page size varies and the layout, style and character change.
Before, say, hitting a home run with Teixeira and Sabathia, the Yankees had a slew of long term deals that were more like pop outs. Pavano signed a 4-year contract worth almost $40 million in 2004, and by the end of his contract in '08 had pitched only 17 times.