WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
lope /loʊp/USA pronunciation
v., loped, lop•ing,n.
v. [no object]
to move or run with bounding steps or with a long, easy stride.
the act of loping.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
lope /ləʊp/ vb
- (intransitive) (of a person) to move or run with a long swinging stride
- (intransitive) (of four-legged animals) to run with a regular bounding movement
- to cause (a horse) to canter with a long easy stride or (of a horse) to canter in this manner
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old Norse hlaupa to leap; compare Middle Dutch lopen to runˈloper n
- a long steady gait or stride
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