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Appear suddenly or unexpectedly.  Synonyms: crop up, pop.  "He suddenly popped up out of nowhere"

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"Pop up" Quotes from Famous Books

... of them, in a red silk shirt and velvet breeches, was Misha, holding a guitar, dancing a jig. 'Gentlemen! honoured friends! walk in, please! the performance is just beginning! Free to all!' he was shouting in a high, cracked voice. 'Hey! champagne! pop! a pop on the head! pop up to the ceiling! Ha! you rogue there, Paul ...
— A Desperate Character and Other Stories • Ivan Turgenev

... uneasy feeling that a whole army of unexpected servants stood between him and Mrs. Vance Carter; that, at any moment, a fat, side-whiskered, expensive butler, like the butlers you see in the movies, would pop up and order ...
— The Innocents - A Story for Lovers • Sinclair Lewis

... care a bit how I look. It's great fun now we are safe. Pop up your head and see the wide prairie flying past. I do hope that poor baby got away and swam home to his mother. The upset into the river was quite to his taste, I fancy," said Flora, who was much excited by her adventure and ...
— Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI - An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, Etc. • Louisa M. Alcott

... in?" asked Phebe when the mistake was rectified and she stood on her own steps looking down at her escort, who had discreetly released her before a pull at the bell caused five heads to pop up at five different windows. ...
— Rose in Bloom - A Sequel to "Eight Cousins" • Louisa May Alcott

... these very lapses is that they remain purely exceptional. They do not affect either the tone of his writing or the value and intricacy of his argument. They may be compared to those undignified and valueless chips of conversational English that pop up in the best rhetoric if it be the rhetoric of ...
— Froude's Essays in Literature and History - With Introduction by Hilaire Belloc • James Froude

Words linked to "Pop up" :   appear, crop up, pop

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