Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) appear or arrive unexpectedly or for a short time
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problems keep popping up, pop up for a chat, pop-up ad/blocker/shop
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)
I wasn't expecting to see Harry, but last night he popped up at my front door. Luckily, I had prepared some extra food.
I've heard that there is apop-up marketin the square every Friday, we should visit it for lunch.
This adblocker extension stops all annoyingpop-ups while you surf the internet.
I was watching a movie online with my family but there werea few inappropriate pop-ups, so I had to turn it off.
Professional Examples (Basic)
Problems have a tendency to pop upwhenever I try to install something new on my computer.
Can you tell John to pop up to my office when he has a minute? I need to discuss something with him.
It will be difficult to find a solution, but we have to address the issuesince it keeps popping up.
We should host apop-up shopto showcase our new product and introduce it to the public.
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