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bop1 / bäp/ inf. • n. short for bebop. • v. (bopped , bop·ping ) [intr.] dance to pop music: bopping to the radio while they made breakfast. ∎  move or travel energetically: we had been bopping around the county all morning. DERIVATIVES: bop·per n. bop2 inf. • v. (bopped , bop·ping ) [tr.] hit; punch lightly: I warned him I'd bop him on the nose if he tried it. • n. a blow or light punch.

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