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1‘champagne corks were popping’
go bang, go off with a bang, go off, crack, snap, burst, explode
2‘I'm just popping upstairs’
go, drop by, drop in, drop into, drop round, stop by, visit
informal tootle, whip
British informal nip
3‘pop a clear polythene bag over the pot’
put, place, slip, slide, push, stick, rest, deposit, set, lay, settle, locate, install, drop, shove, hang, position, arrange
1‘the balloons burst with a pop’
bang, crack, snap, boom, explosion, report
2‘a bottle of pop’
fizzy drink, soft drink, carbonated drink
North American soda
‘many familiar faces pop up during the twenty-six episodes’
appear, appear abruptly, appear suddenly, appear unexpectedly, occur abruptly, occur suddenly, come into sight, come into view, materialize, arrive, make in an appearance, put in an appearance
come along, happen, emerge, arise, crop up, turn up, present itself, come on the scene, come to light, manifest itself
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