WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
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.

  • n. [countable]
  • the act of loping.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    lope /ləʊp/ vb
    1. (intransitive) (of a person) to move or run with a long swinging stride
    2. (intransitive) (of four-legged animals) to run with a regular bounding movement
    3. to cause (a horse) to canter with a long easy stride or (of a horse) to canter in this manner
    n
    1. a long steady gait or stride
    Etymology: 15th Century: from Old Norse hlaupa to leap; compare Middle Dutch lopen to run

    ˈloper n



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