Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

pop up

pop uppop-up
Meaning(s)
1) appear or arrive unexpectedly or for a short time
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • problems keep popping up, pop up for a chat, pop-up ad/blocker/shop
  • Analysis
    As a phrasal verb, 'pop-up' means to appear or occur suddenly usually for a short time. As an adjective or noun 'pop-up' can describe a book or greeting card which contains three-dimensional pictures made from paper that are revealed when the page is turned. A pop-up screen or menu is a window that opens on your computer or phone that can be closed quickly. Pop up stores or restaurants are businesses that open in a temporary location for a short time. 
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I wasn't expecting to see Harry, but last night he popped up at my front door. Luckily, I had prepared some extra food.
    2. I've heard that there is a pop-up market in the square every Friday, we should visit it for lunch.
    3. This adblocker extension stops all annoying pop-ups while you surf the internet.
    4. I was watching a movie online with my family but there were a few inappropriate pop-ups, so I had to turn it off.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Problems have a tendency to pop up whenever I try to install something new on my computer.
    2. Can you tell John to pop up to my office when he has a minute? I need to discuss something with him.
    3. It will be difficult to find a solution, but we have to address the issue since it keeps popping up.
    4. We should host a pop-up shop to showcase our new product and introduce it to the public.
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