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ca·vort

 (kə-vôrt′)
intr.v. ca·vort·ed, ca·vort·ing, ca·vorts
1. To bound or prance about in a sprightly manner; caper.
2. To have lively or boisterous fun; romp: The children cavorted in the water, splashing and ducking each other.

[Possibly alteration of curvet.]

cavort

(kəˈvɔːt)
vb
(intr) to prance; caper
[C19: perhaps from curvet]
caˈvorter n

ca•vort

(kəˈvɔrt)

v.i.
1. to prance or caper about.
2. to make merry.
[1785–95, Amer.; earlier cavault, perhaps cur (vet) + vault2]
ca•vort′er, n.

cavort


Past participle: cavorted
Gerund: cavorting

Imperative
cavort
cavort
Present
I cavort
you cavort
he/she/it cavorts
we cavort
you cavort
they cavort
Preterite
I cavorted
you cavorted
he/she/it cavorted
we cavorted
you cavorted
they cavorted
Present Continuous
I am cavorting
you are cavorting
he/she/it is cavorting
we are cavorting
you are cavorting
they are cavorting
Present Perfect
I have cavorted
you have cavorted
he/she/it has cavorted
we have cavorted
you have cavorted
they have cavorted
Past Continuous
I was cavorting
you were cavorting
he/she/it was cavorting
we were cavorting
you were cavorting
they were cavorting
Past Perfect
I had cavorted
you had cavorted
he/she/it had cavorted
we had cavorted
you had cavorted
they had cavorted
Future
I will cavort
you will cavort
he/she/it will cavort
we will cavort
you will cavort
they will cavort
Future Perfect
I will have cavorted
you will have cavorted
he/she/it will have cavorted
we will have cavorted
you will have cavorted
they will have cavorted
Future Continuous
I will be cavorting
you will be cavorting
he/she/it will be cavorting
we will be cavorting
you will be cavorting
they will be cavorting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cavorting
you have been cavorting
he/she/it has been cavorting
we have been cavorting
you have been cavorting
they have been cavorting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cavorting
you will have been cavorting
he/she/it will have been cavorting
we will have been cavorting
you will have been cavorting
they will have been cavorting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cavorting
you had been cavorting
he/she/it had been cavorting
we had been cavorting
you had been cavorting
they had been cavorting
Conditional
I would cavort
you would cavort
he/she/it would cavort
we would cavort
you would cavort
they would cavort
Past Conditional
I would have cavorted
you would have cavorted
he/she/it would have cavorted
we would have cavorted
you would have cavorted
they would have cavorted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cavort - play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
play - be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"

cavort

verb frolic, sport, romp, caper, prance, frisk, gambol children cavorting on the sand

cavort

verb
To leap and skip about playfully:
Translations
hullama
kirmailla
far capriolesaltellare
figlowaćswawolić
leka

cavort

[kəˈvɔːt] VIdar or hacer cabriolas, dar brincos (fig) → divertirse ruidosamente

cavort

[kəˈvɔːrt] vicabrioler, faire des cabrioles

cavort

vitollen, toben; to cavort aboutherumtollen or -toben

cavort

[kəˈvɔːt] visaltellare, far capriole
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