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  • v. To leave a room or building with the expectation of returning soon.
  • v. To be retired after three strikes, including a popouts (pop fly) on the third strike.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. exit briefly
  • v. appear suddenly
  • v. bulge outward
  • v. come out suddenly or forcefully


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  • She plucked a lace-edged handkerchief from her sleeve and dabbed at the sweat that suddenly seemed to pop out on her face.

    A Crown of Swords

  • Like a satiated nursling, he let the nipple pop out of his mouth, formed a kiss of boundless love and gratitude against the side of her breast, and lay utterly still except for the heaves of his breathing.

    The Thorn Birds

  • The filly made a partial bow with her foresection that almost made Sean's eyeballs pop out of his head.

    Yon Ill Wind

  • Effrom felt his shoulder pop out of its socket and a grinding pain flashed across his chest and back.

    Practical Demonkeeping

  • And the bit where he petitioned the Disney Company to open a “Vietnamland,” where you could chuck phosphorous grenades into tunnels and animatronic screaming yellow flamers would pop out and perish in the foliage?

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • "I lost footraces to others who could fly, or put walls in my way, or pass through trees, or who could pop out in one place and in at another place."

    A Spell For Chameleon

  • The heat of her flesh, wafting through her boy's jacket, caused fish eggs of perspiration to pop out on his palm.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • But Castillo, staggering like a drunk to his left to make the play, had the ball pop out of his mitt, scoring Derek Jeter, the runner from third.

    One Season

  • “And,” the woman continued, “I suppose one of the under-wires in my bra might pop out and poke him in the eye . . .”

    Dragon Warrior


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