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gam·bol

 (găm′bəl)
intr.v. gam·boled, gam·bol·ing, gam·bols or gam·bolled or gam·bol·ling
To leap about playfully; frolic.
n.
A playful skipping or frolicking about.

[Alteration of French gambade, horse's jump, from Old French, perhaps from Old Italian gambata, from gamba, leg, from Late Latin, hoof, from Greek kampē, bend (as in a limb).]

gambol

(ˈɡæmbəl)
vb, -bols, -bolling or -bolled, -bols, -boling or -boled
(intr) to skip or jump about in a playful manner; frolic
n
a playful antic; frolic
[C16: from French gambade; see gambado2, jamb]

gam•bol

(ˈgæm bəl)

v. -boled, -bol•ing (esp. Brit.) -bolled, -bol•ling, v.i.
1. to skip about; frolic.
n.
2. a skipping or frisking about; frolic.
[1495–1505; < Middle French gambade]

gambol


Past participle: gambolled
Gerund: gambolling

Imperative
gambol
gambol
Present
I gambol
you gambol
he/she/it gambols
we gambol
you gambol
they gambol
Preterite
I gambolled
you gambolled
he/she/it gambolled
we gambolled
you gambolled
they gambolled
Present Continuous
I am gambolling
you are gambolling
he/she/it is gambolling
we are gambolling
you are gambolling
they are gambolling
Present Perfect
I have gambolled
you have gambolled
he/she/it has gambolled
we have gambolled
you have gambolled
they have gambolled
Past Continuous
I was gambolling
you were gambolling
he/she/it was gambolling
we were gambolling
you were gambolling
they were gambolling
Past Perfect
I had gambolled
you had gambolled
he/she/it had gambolled
we had gambolled
you had gambolled
they had gambolled
Future
I will gambol
you will gambol
he/she/it will gambol
we will gambol
you will gambol
they will gambol
Future Perfect
I will have gambolled
you will have gambolled
he/she/it will have gambolled
we will have gambolled
you will have gambolled
they will have gambolled
Future Continuous
I will be gambolling
you will be gambolling
he/she/it will be gambolling
we will be gambolling
you will be gambolling
they will be gambolling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gambolling
you have been gambolling
he/she/it has been gambolling
we have been gambolling
you have been gambolling
they have been gambolling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gambolling
you will have been gambolling
he/she/it will have been gambolling
we will have been gambolling
you will have been gambolling
they will have been gambolling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gambolling
you had been gambolling
he/she/it had been gambolling
we had been gambolling
you had been gambolling
they had been gambolling
Conditional
I would gambol
you would gambol
he/she/it would gambol
we would gambol
you would gambol
they would gambol
Past Conditional
I would have gambolled
you would have gambolled
he/she/it would have gambolled
we would have gambolled
you would have gambolled
they would have gambolled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gambol - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusementgambol - 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.gambol - 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"

gambol

verb
1. frolic, jump, hop, skip, romp, lark, caper, prance, cavort, frisk children gambolling in the fields

gambol

verb
To leap and skip about playfully:
Translations
يَثِبُ، يَقْفِزُ مَرَحا
dovádětposkakovat
boltre sigtumle
hoppa og skoppa og leika sér
draiskotieslēkāt
sıçrayıp oynamak

gambol

[ˈgæmbəl] VI [lamb, child] → brincar, retozar

gambol

[ˈgæmbəl] vigambader

gambol

nTollen nt, → Tollerei f; (of lambs)Herumspringen nt; to have a gambolherumtollen; → herumspringen

gambol

[ˈgæmbl] visaltellare

gambol

(ˈgӕmbl) past tense, past participle ˈgambolled , (American) ˈgamboled verb
(usually only of lambs) to jump around playfully.
References in classic literature ?
In one instant he was out of his night-gown, in another he was on the bulwark, in a third he was gamboling luxuriously in sixty fathoms of salt-water.
Then the coroner comes up with evidence suggesting that the deceased apparently was gamboling barefoot at a radioactive nuclear test site (don't ask) shortly before her demise, so the nattily suited boys stuff themselves and their hats into their '49 Buick Roadmaster convertible and speed on out to a government base to confront Gen.
These photographs grow monotonous in their carefully posed archaism or their bucolic gamboling.
Gamboling through a sequence dappled by Eloi Garcia's beautiful lighting, the dancers transport us to the dawn of time, when worship and play, hunger and satiety, life and death, were experienced as a seamless whole.
Whether gamboling with Yayoi Kambara in KT Nelson's Grassland or tearing up space with Anne Zivolich in just about any of their many pairings, Nelson's Scramble and Way's In the Memory of the Forest among them, Santos brought passion and a sense of personal investment to these encounters.
SPRING is here, and what better illustration of new life and hope than seeing new born lambs gamboling in our countryside?
The accumulated garbage on the Sidon shore was not only caused by those gamboling along the Corniche, but also by the city dump that has been collapsing continuously -- garbage has been ceaselessly sinking into the sea, only to be thrown back onto the coast by crashing waves.
Dear Editor, At this time of year, the British countryside is filled with lambs gamboling in the fields.
Written with a gamboling, lyrical intensity that freely transitions from moment to moment, the poems--some free-verse, some crafted as sonnets, some approaching stream-of-consciousness narration--aptly express the chaotic confusion of surface thoughts in everyday life.