pop (something) into (something)

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pop (something) into (something)

To put or toss something into something else very quickly, casually, or suddenly. He popped a mint into his mouth, hopeful that he might get a kiss at the end of the date. Can you pop this letter into the mailbox for me when you go out later?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

pop something into something

 and pop something in
to fit, snap, or press something into place in something. Lee popped the lever into place, and the machine began to function. Lee popped in the plastic part, and the toy ran beautifully.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pop into

1. To visit some place briefly: I'm going to pop into the store for a moment.
2. To put or throw something into something suddenly: He watched the movie while popping marshmallows into his mouth. She popped the DVD into the player.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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