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Definition of bop verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bop

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bɒp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɑːp//
     
    (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bop
    BrE BrE//bɒp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɑːp//
     
    he / she / it bops
    BrE BrE//bɒps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɑːps//
     
    past simple bopped
    BrE BrE//bɒpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɑːpt//
     
    past participle bopped
    BrE BrE//bɒpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɑːpt//
     
    -ing form bopping
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːpɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (British English) to dance to pop music
  2. 2[transitive] bop somebody to hit somebody lightly
  3. Word Originverb sense 1 1940s: shortening of bebop. verb sense 2 1930s (originally US): imitative.
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