pop off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pop off pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life "She died from cancer","The children perished in the fire","The patient went peacefully","The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
    • v pop off leave quickly
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pop off to disappear all at once
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Imit.

Usage

In literature:

As I thrust out the tin I was astonished to see the lid pop off the first thing.
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
Pop-beer and real beer, its manly cousin, have neither of them the old foaming tingle when you come off the water.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
Certainly they did not pretend to be sleepy, they were sleepy; and that was a danger, for the moment they popped off, down they fell.
"Peter and Wendy" by James Matthew Barrie
These continued to pop off, in twos and threes; and the more alarmingly they popped, the more vigorously Enoch rolled!
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
He popped off the bed and opened some drawers to have a look at his old garments.
"Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens" by J. M. Barrie
He popped off the bed and opened some drawers to have a look at his old garments.
"Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens" by J. M. Barrie
What a whizzing and popping they made as they went off!
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The cracker popped an inch above the off lead mule's cringing haunch twenty feet before.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
The fact that he was ready to pop off at any moment would make no difference in the regulations of the law.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
If I pop off some fireworks I'll just have to sit down and watch them run.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Or she may pop off before that clock strikes.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
They'll not fetch anything at the pop-shop, so mammie won't be carrying 'em off, that's one comfort.
"For John's Sake" by Annie Frances Perram
Fire crackers popped off with the regularity of machine-gun fire.
"Happy House" by Jane D. Abbott
Them as is reasonable can leave their bags o' dust an' their pop-guns on the beach, an' walk off fifty paces to the left.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Stuck a needle in me and I popped off like a kitten.
"Dave Dawson at Dunkirk" by Robert Sydney Bowen
What a whizzing and popping they made as they went off!
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
It'll make you jump when the pop-gun goes off, I'll bet.
"The Battleship Boys' First Step Upward" by Frank Gee Patchin
You better get a bit wigglier wiggle on you if you wants some dinner, anyhow,' ses he, an' off he pops.
"Old Hendrik's Tales" by Arthur Owen Vaughan
Now pop off to ma and show her your crown.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
It may be a trick to get us outside where he can pop us off.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
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In poetry:

But if they thus goa on to swill,
They'll not want Wilfrid Lawson's bill,
For give a druffen chap his fill,
An sooin off pops he;
An teetotal fowk moor surely still,
Will dee wi' th' dropsy.
"A Strange Stooary" by John Hartley
There's t' chap as fuddled t' neet afooar, an' geet aboon his share;
He's ready, soon as th' engine stops, to dart off like a hare.
Another pint or two, he ses, ull mek him feel o reet;
An' in he pops at t' nearest "pub," at hawf-past five at neet.
"Hawf-Past Five At Neet." by William Baron

In news:

Stone crab fishermen pop off the crabs' claws – usually just one of them – then return them to the water so the claws can regenerate.
The eighth studio album from these folk-pop weirdos opens with 25 seconds of squelchy insectoid chatter that comes off as willfully annoying.
Chris Martin says Coldplay's upcoming album is influenced by old-school New York graffiti, and in a recent photo the bandmates are dressed in neon chillwear like they just walked off the set of Breakin' 3: A Brit-Pop Odyssey.
Teenage Bottlerocket to Pop Off at Boise.
Pop might not be ready to shuffle off to retirement — yet.
Alabama indie-pop power duo Viva Voce stop in for a set of tunes off their brand new album "The Future Will Destroy You".
The Pretty Black Chains throw off indie pop's shackles to emerge with a bigger, bolder, psychedelic sound.
Fantasy's Spell on Pop Culture: When Will It Wear Off .
NOISES OFF White Noise , inspired by the white-supremacist pop duo Prussian Blue, opens this week at the Royal George.
The Philly Pops is set to kick off its 34th season, and it will be the last with the legendary Maestro Peter Nero at the helm.
The Four Tops kick off Symphony Orchestra Augusta's Pops at the Bell season with a performance on Oct 25.
The idea of 82 writers popping off about their favorite cozy bookstore seems a touch ripe of -- what.
Pop superstar Rihanna hoses herself off on a luxury yacht on the waters off.
K-pop star chats with countryman Ban Ki-moon, shows off 'Gangnam Style' moves.
Halloween is not that far off, and I'm sure you've seen those costume shops popping up all over the place.
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In science:

In Stage 1 we pop v off the queue and add to the queue the neighbors of v .
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
Each successive stage we pop a vertex off the queue and add to the queue its neighbors that haven’t already been in the queue.
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
The command Off disables the warning that repeatedly pops up due to similar names of the symbols used. FS is a shortening of the command FullSimplify , either without or with assumptions to be respected during simplification.
Technical details regarding infinite families of crossing-critical graphs with prescribed average degree and crossing number
If Γ1 is a job-arrival epoch, for both off-line situation and online situation, the job-dispatching entity will pop the same server ID to server the new job because both off-line and online situation have the same server IDs in stack and IDs are in the same order at t = 0.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
After popping the server ID at the top of the stack at Γ1 , both off-line and online situation still have the same server IDs stored in the stack and IDs are in the same order.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
If Γi is a job-arrival epoch, for both offline situation and online situation, the job-dispatching entity will pop the same server ID to server the new job because both off-line and online situation have the same server IDs in stack and IDs are in the same order in [Γi−1 , Γi ).
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
After popping the server ID at the top of the stack at Γi , both off-line and online situation still have the same server IDs stored in the stack and IDs are in the same order.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
N = 2 − 20 supernovae to blow off inside a Pop III ob ject.
Pop III Objects and their Relationship with Dwarf Galaxies
Each time a new split C (cid:48)C (cid:48)(cid:48) appears (say between positions l and l + 1), for all c ∈ C (cid:48)(cid:48) all lists AM [c] are inspected the following way: let R be the top of one of those the list; while left(R) ≤ l, R is popped off the list and Max(R) ← R2 .
Consecutive ones property testing: cut or swap
When a subroutine terminates, its name and actual parameters are popped off the stack.
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with the MAXQ Value Function Decomposition
After reaching a good state, a “correct” step pushes a pair of the form (γ ′ , δ) onto the stack and an “incorrect” step pops it off.
Quantum Algorithms for Evaluating MIN-MAX Trees
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