pop out

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pop out (third-person singular simple present pops out, present participle popping out, simple past and past participle popped out)

  1. (intransitive) To leave a room or building with the expectation of returning soon.
  2. (computing, intransitive) To appear on the screen as a temporary window or menu.
    • 2005, Rickford Grant, Linux Made Easy: The Official Guide to Xandros 3 for Everyday Users, San Francisco: No Starch Press, →ISBN, page 182:
      In the menu that then pops out, select the number of degrees you want to rotate the image (90° if the image is lying on its left side, 180° if the image is upside down, or 270° if the image is lying on its right side).
  3. (baseball, softball) To be retired after three strikes, including a popouts (pop fly) on the third strike.

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