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Related to cavorting: insinuating, mitigate, beguile, bewilderment

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
References in classic literature ?
We lie ten steps from the ship and tell them how splendid the city is; and how much better the hotel fare is here than any where else in Europe; and how cool it is; and what frozen continents of ice cream there are; and what a time we are having cavorting about the country and sailing to the islands in the Bay.
There was four or five men cavorting around on their horses in the open place before the log store, cussing and yelling, and trying to get at a couple of young chaps that was behind the wood-rank alongside of the steamboat landing; but they couldn't come it.
By and by the men stopped cavorting around and yelling.
This Buulaoo did not hear, for he was already legging it up the village street to where his hideous sire guzzled native beer, and watched the evolutions of the frantic dancers leaping high in the air and cavorting wildly in their hysterical capers.
The game, however, seemed wary; for the instant the animals discovered us, they threw up their heads and tails and went cavorting off, those farther inland following the example of the others until all were lost in the mazes of the distant forest.
Also, when the father arrived to take him away, the cowmen allowed that they would vastly prefer chumming with howling cannibals, gibbering lunatics, cavorting gorillas, grizzly bears, and man-eating tigers than with this particular Young college product with hair parted in the middle.
And then was vouchsafed us the remarkable sight of an empty collar and a waving handkerchief cavorting over the fields.
AN ADVERT featuring a man cavorting in high heels and hot pants riled viewers the most last year.
Britain's Prince Harry has been caught on camera cavorting nude with an unidentified woman in Las Vegas, but if the reaction of Britons is anything to go by, the nude photos will do little to tarnish his generally positive, party-prince image.
Islamabad, Jan 23(ANI): The conservative censure faced by Pakistani actress Veena Malik for cavorting with a Hindu man during her stint on an Indian reality TV show depicts the Pakistani society's 'double standards' bolstered by its sanctimonious hypocrisy, an editorial in a Pakistani newspaper has said.
Families had to shield their children from the sight of a couple caught cavorting outside the castle.
Reza Zarei, 52, the chief of the capital's police force was arrested in the spring while reportedly cavorting in a bordello with a half dozen naked prostitutes.