For the verb: "to gallop"
|Present Participle: ||galloping|
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
(gal′ə ping),USA pronunciation adj. WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- at a gallop;
running or moving quickly.
- progressing rapidly to some conclusion, as a disease:galloping pneumonia.
- growing or spreading rapidly:galloping inflation.
gal•lop /ˈgæləp/USA pronunciation
v. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- to ride (a horse) at full speed: [no object]The rider galloped away.[~ + object]The cavalry galloped their horses for hours.
- to run at a gallop:[no object]The horses galloped away.
- to race;
hurry:[no object]She galloped out of the house.
- a fast manner of moving for a horse or other four-legged animal in which, during each stride, all four feet are off the ground at once.
- a run or ride at this pace:an early morning gallop.
- a rapid rate of proceeding:working at a gallop.
(gal′əp),USA pronunciation v.i.
- to ride a horse at a gallop;
ride at full speed:They galloped off to meet their friends.
- to run rapidly by leaps, as a horse;
go at a gallop.
- to go fast, race, or hurry, as a person or time.
- to cause (a horse or other animal) to gallop.
- a fast gait of the horse or other quadruped in which, in the course of each stride, all four feet are off the ground at once.
- a run or ride at this gait.
- a rapid rate of going.
- a period of going rapidly.
- Frankish *wala hlaupan to run well (see well1, leap) or, alternatively, verb, verbal derivative of *walhlaup, equivalent. to *wal battlefield (cognate with Old High German wal; see Valkyrie) + *hlaup run, course (derivative of the verb, verbal)
- Old French galoper
- late Middle English galopen (verb, verbal) 1375–1425
- 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged run, rush, dash, speed, fly, scoot.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
gallop /ˈɡæləp/ vb ( -lops, -loping, -loped)
- (intransitive) (of a horse or other quadruped) to run fast with a two-beat stride in which all four legs are off the ground at once
- to ride (a horse, etc) at a gallop
- (intransitive) to move, read, talk, etc, rapidly; hurry
Etymology: 16th Century: from Old French galoper, of uncertain originˈgalloper n
- the fast two-beat gait of horses and other quadrupeds
- an instance of galloping
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