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1. verb, slang To swallow (tablets or pills of drugs). A: "I'm feeling a headache coming on." B: "Why don't you pop a couple ibuprofen and go rest your eyes for a few minutes?" I could tell from his eyes that he had been popping pills again.
2. noun, informal A nonalcoholic, flavored, typically carbonated beverage; soda pop We've got beers for the adults and pop for the kids.
3. noun, informal One's father. Usually capitalized if used as a term of address. A: "Morning, Pop." B: "Good morning, Tim. Sleep well?" I heard your pop works for the government. Is that true?
4. noun, informal Music that appeals to the largest or most general portion of the population. Short for "popular music." I can't stand pop, so I don't ever really listen to music on the radio. I like pretty much any kind of music, but I mostly listen to pop.
5. adjective, informal Of or relating to pop music. Trust me, the life of a pop singer is exciting at first, but it becomes a soul-crushing ordeal fairly quickly.
6. adjective, informal Indicating, reflecting, or aimed at the largest or most general portion of the population. My mother-in-law is always peddling some new fad in the world of pop psychology. The new exhibition explores the hidden depths of pop art.
To take pills of medicinal or (especially) recreational drugs rapidly and in large quantities. I left the party as soon as people around me started popping pills. Many law students resort to popping pills in order to cope with the immense amount of stress their studies place on them.
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