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Cayke stared so hard that her eyes seemed about to pop out of her head.

I feel as if some one was hiding somewhere ready to pop out on me.

He is coming at six o'clock; so pop out of bed and get dressed.

They seemed to pop out of his head for the maniac was choking him.

I try hard not to, but they do pop out when I m surprised—and I m surprised most of the time.

But pop out she never did, nor will, until the day of judgment.

I feel as if someone was hiding somewhere ready to pop out on me.

All right, when your wife says that, I pop out and give her a stroke that will kill her.

Her eyes looked ready to pop out of her head with eagerness.

She felt, too, that if she opened her mouth it must pop out.

WORD ORIGIN

"a hit with an explosive sound," c.1400, of imitative origin. Meaning "flavored carbonated beverage" is from 1812.

Sense of "ice cream on a stick" is from 1923 (see popsicle). Meaning "the (brief) time of a 'pop'" is from 1530s. Pop goes the weasel, a country dance, was popular 1850s in school yards, with organ grinders, at court balls, etc.

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