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Is there a verb in the English language that describes the act of opening a can with a tab (like soda, for example). The closest I can get is "cracked open", but I'd like something more concise.

What about in other languages?

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I think the turns of phrase "He pulled the tab on his beer." or "She popped the tab on her cooler." work nicely as alternatives.

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Pop cans are popped — of course. :)

More generally, one even speak of popping a beer can, at least if it has a pop-top cap (which I think all do).

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