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frol·ic

 (frŏl′ĭk)
n.
1. Playful behavior or merriment: fun and frolic.
2. A playful movement or act.
3. A sexual act or encounter: "his frolics with silver screen divas" (Michael Blaine).
intr.v. frol·icked, frol·ick·ing, frol·ics
1. To move about or behave playfully; romp: dogs frolicking in the park.
2. To engage in lovemaking.
adj. Archaic
Merry.

[From Dutch vrolijk, merry, from Middle Dutch vrolijc : vro, happy + -lijc, -like; see līk- in Indo-European roots.]

frol′ick·er n.

frolic

(ˈfrɒlɪk)
n
1. a light-hearted entertainment or occasion
2. light-hearted activity; gaiety; merriment
vb, -ics, -icking or -icked
(intr) to caper about; act or behave playfully
adj
archaic or literary full of merriment or fun
[C16: from Dutch vrolijk, from Middle Dutch vro happy, glad; related to Old High German frō happy]
ˈfrolicker n

frol•ic

(ˈfrɒl ɪk)

n., v. -icked, -ick•ing,
adj. n.
1. merry play; merriment; gaiety; fun.
2. a merrymaking or party.
3. playful behavior or action; prank.
v.i.
4. to gambol merrily; to play in a frisky, light-spirited manner; romp: The children were frolicking in the snow.
5. to have fun; engage in merrymaking; play merry pranks.
adj.
6. merry; full of fun.
[1530–40; < Dutch vrolijk joyful =vro glad + -lijk -ly]
frol′ick•er, n.

frolic


Past participle: frolicked
Gerund: frolicking

Imperative
frolic
frolic
Present
I frolic
you frolic
he/she/it frolics
we frolic
you frolic
they frolic
Preterite
I frolicked
you frolicked
he/she/it frolicked
we frolicked
you frolicked
they frolicked
Present Continuous
I am frolicking
you are frolicking
he/she/it is frolicking
we are frolicking
you are frolicking
they are frolicking
Present Perfect
I have frolicked
you have frolicked
he/she/it has frolicked
we have frolicked
you have frolicked
they have frolicked
Past Continuous
I was frolicking
you were frolicking
he/she/it was frolicking
we were frolicking
you were frolicking
they were frolicking
Past Perfect
I had frolicked
you had frolicked
he/she/it had frolicked
we had frolicked
you had frolicked
they had frolicked
Future
I will frolic
you will frolic
he/she/it will frolic
we will frolic
you will frolic
they will frolic
Future Perfect
I will have frolicked
you will have frolicked
he/she/it will have frolicked
we will have frolicked
you will have frolicked
they will have frolicked
Future Continuous
I will be frolicking
you will be frolicking
he/she/it will be frolicking
we will be frolicking
you will be frolicking
they will be frolicking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been frolicking
you have been frolicking
he/she/it has been frolicking
we have been frolicking
you have been frolicking
they have been frolicking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been frolicking
you will have been frolicking
he/she/it will have been frolicking
we will have been frolicking
you will have been frolicking
they will have been frolicking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been frolicking
you had been frolicking
he/she/it had been frolicking
we had been frolicking
you had been frolicking
they had been frolicking
Conditional
I would frolic
you would frolic
he/she/it would frolic
we would frolic
you would frolic
they would frolic
Past Conditional
I would have frolicked
you would have frolicked
he/she/it would have frolicked
we would have frolicked
you would have frolicked
they would have frolicked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frolic - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusementfrolic - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
coquetry, flirtation, flirting, toying, dalliance, flirt - playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
foolery, tomfoolery, lunacy, craziness, folly, indulgence - foolish or senseless behavior
game - frivolous or trifling behavior; "for actors, memorizing lines is no game"; "for him, life is all fun and games"
horseplay - rowdy or boisterous play
teasing - playful vexation; "the parody was just a form of teasing"
word play - playing on words or speech sounds
Verb1.frolic - 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"

frolic

verb
1. play, romp, lark, caper, cavort, frisk, gambol, make merry, rollick, cut capers, sport Tourists sunbathe and frolic in the ocean.
noun
1. merriment, sport, fun, amusement, gaiety, fun and games, skylarking (informal), high jinks, drollery Their relationship is never short on fun and frolic.

frolic

noun
A mischievous act:
Informal: shenanigan.
Slang: monkeyshine (often used in plural).
verb
Translations
يمْرَح
dovádětskotačit
muntre sig
vallatlemavallatlemine
ærslast
išdykauti
draiskoties
dollenketenplezier makenpret maken
gülüp oynama

frolic

[ˈfrɒlɪk] (frolicked (pt, pp))
A. N (= prank) → travesura f; (= merrymaking) → fiesta f, jolgorio m
B. VIjuguetear, brincar

frolic

[ˈfrɒlɪk]
vi [people] → folâtrer, batifoler

frolic

vb: pret, ptp <frolicked>
vi (also frolic about or around)herumtollen, herumtoben
n (= romp)Herumtoben nt, → Herumtollen nt; (= gaiety)Ausgelassenheit f; (= prank)Jux m, → Scherz m, → Spaß m

frolic

[ˈfrɒlɪk] (frolicked (pt, pp)) visaltellare allegramente

frolic

(ˈfrolik) verbpast tense, past participle ˈfrolicked
(of children, young animals etc) to play happily. The puppies frolicked in the garden.
References in classic literature ?
Yet it seemed a lonely, lifeless sort of house, for no children frolicked on the lawn, no motherly face ever smiled at the windows, and few people went in and out, except the old gentleman and his grandson.
Some flecking clouds overhead made the light uncertain, and a handful of wind frolicked across the range in a way quite disturbing to a bowman's nerves.
A dozen of these sectaries of Tingou lay flat upon their backs, while others, dressed to represent lightning-rods, came and frolicked on their noses, jumping from one to another, and performing the most skilful leapings and somersaults.
Here voyageurs frolicked away their wages, fiddling and dancing in the booths and cabins, buying all kinds of knick-knacks, dressing themselves out finely, and parading up and down, like arrant braggarts and coxcombs.
And whether he stung, or whether he frolicked, did you feel his poison throughout your body and soul, converting everything to sourness and bitterness?
Her husband, pale and gaunt, the shadow of death in his weary face and the droop of his body, sat leaning against one of the wagon wheels trying to quiet a wailing, emaciated year-old baby while little tow-headed Nellie, a vigorous child of seven, frolicked undaunted by the August heat.
The wild-ox revelled in dense herbage that often concealed his whole body; gray, black, and yellow elephants of the most gigantic size burst headlong, like a living hurricane, through the forests, breaking, rending, tearing down, devastating every thing in their path; upon the woody slopes of the hills trickled cascades and springs flowing northward; there, too, the hippopotami bathed their huge forms, splashing and snorting as they frolicked in the water, and lamantines, twelve feet long, with bodies like seals, stretched themselves along the banks, turning up toward the sun their rounded teats swollen with milk.