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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 ?
At Frolics in the Air, whither they moved after draining Reigelheimer's of what joys it had to offer, and at Peale's, where they went after wearying of Frolics in the Air, he was in the highest spirits.
The Debating Club flourished and gave several concerts; there were one or two parties almost verging on grown-up affairs; there were sleigh drives and skating frolics galore.
I cannot tell what was the association of idea," observed he, very tranquilly, and as if he had never tasted wine in his life, "but just after your majesty, had struck the girl and thrown the wine in her face -- just after your majesty had done this, and while the parrot was making that odd noise outside the window, there came into my mind a capital diversion -- one of my own country frolics -- often enacted among us, at our masquerades: but here it will be new altogether.
This, then, is the trapper's holiday, when he is all for fun and frolic, and ready for a saturnalia among the mountains.
They feast, they fiddle, they drink, they sing, they dance, they frolic and fight, until they are all as mad as so many drunken Indians.
I have not been to the rooms this age, nor to the play, except going in last night with the Hodges, for a frolic, at half price: they teased me into it; and I was determined they should not say I shut myself up because Tilney was gone.
At the time, and for a long time afterward, I was to think of it only as a frolic.
God bless her for her clear recollection of the companion passage of last year, when nobody was ill, and everybody dancing from morning to night, and it was 'a run' of twelve days, and a piece of the purest frolic, and delight, and jollity
Our young man of position was like the son of a royal house; the boy who swept out his office or drove his delivery wagon might frolic with the jolly country girls, but he himself must sit all evening in a plush parlour where conversation dragged so perceptibly that the father often came in and made blundering efforts to warm up the atmosphere.
But Pip loved life, and all life's peaceable securities; so that the panic-striking business in which he had somehow unaccountably become entrapped, had most sadly blurred his brightness; though, as ere long will be seen, what was thus temporarily subdued in him, in the end was destined to be luridly illumined by strange wild fires, that fictitiously showed him off to ten times the natural lustre with which in his native Tolland County in Connecticut, he had once enlivened many a fiddler's frolic on the green; and at melodious even-tide, with his gay ha-ha
With me Nicolete was, indeed, safe,--that, of course, I knew,--and safely she should come back home again after her little frolic.
Yet these delicate flowers look like the frolic and interference of love and beauty.