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romp

 (rŏmp)
intr.v. romped, romp·ing, romps
1. To play or frolic boisterously.
2. To run or advance in a rapid or easy manner.
3. Slang To win a race or game easily.
n.
1.
a. Lively, merry play; frolic.
b. Lively or frolicsome play that encompasses lovemaking.
2. One, especially a girl, that sports and frolics.
3. A rapid or easy pace.
4. Slang An easy win.

[Alteration of ramp.]

romp

(rɒmp)
vb (intr)
1. to play or run about wildly, boisterously, or joyfully
2. (General Sporting Terms) romp home romp in to win a race easily
n
3. a noisy or boisterous game or prank
4. an instance of sexual activity between two or more people that is entered into light-heartedly and without emotional commitment: naked sex romps.
5. archaic Also called: romper a playful or boisterous child, esp a girl
6. (General Sporting Terms) an easy victory
[C18: probably variant of ramp, from Old French ramper to crawl, climb]
ˈrompish adj

romp

(rɒmp)

v.i.
1. to play or frolic in a lively or boisterous manner.
2. to move rapidly and effortlessly, as in racing.
3. to win easily.
n.
4. a lively or boisterous frolic.
5. a person who romps.
6. a quick or effortless pace: He fixed it in a romp.
7. an easy victory.
[1700–10; perhaps variant of ramp1 (v.); compare obsolete ramp a bold woman]
romp′ing•ly, adv.

romp


Past participle: romped
Gerund: romping

Imperative
romp
romp
Present
I romp
you romp
he/she/it romps
we romp
you romp
they romp
Preterite
I romped
you romped
he/she/it romped
we romped
you romped
they romped
Present Continuous
I am romping
you are romping
he/she/it is romping
we are romping
you are romping
they are romping
Present Perfect
I have romped
you have romped
he/she/it has romped
we have romped
you have romped
they have romped
Past Continuous
I was romping
you were romping
he/she/it was romping
we were romping
you were romping
they were romping
Past Perfect
I had romped
you had romped
he/she/it had romped
we had romped
you had romped
they had romped
Future
I will romp
you will romp
he/she/it will romp
we will romp
you will romp
they will romp
Future Perfect
I will have romped
you will have romped
he/she/it will have romped
we will have romped
you will have romped
they will have romped
Future Continuous
I will be romping
you will be romping
he/she/it will be romping
we will be romping
you will be romping
they will be romping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been romping
you have been romping
he/she/it has been romping
we have been romping
you have been romping
they have been romping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been romping
you will have been romping
he/she/it will have been romping
we will have been romping
you will have been romping
they will have been romping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been romping
you had been romping
he/she/it had been romping
we had been romping
you had been romping
they had been romping
Conditional
I would romp
you would romp
he/she/it would romp
we would romp
you would romp
they would romp
Past Conditional
I would have romped
you would have romped
he/she/it would have romped
we would have romped
you would have romped
they would have romped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.romp - an easy victoryromp - an easy victory      
triumph, victory - a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"
2.romp - a girl who behaves in a boyish mannerromp - a girl who behaves in a boyish manner
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
3.romp - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusementromp - 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.romp - 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"
2.romp - run easily and fairly fast
run - move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store"
3.romp - win easily; "romp a race"
win - be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game"

romp

verb
1. frolic, sport, skip, have fun, revel, caper, cavort, frisk, gambol, make merry, rollick, roister, cut capers Dogs romped happily in the garden.
noun
1. frolic, lark (informal), caper a romp in the snow and slush
romp home or in win easily, walk it (informal), win hands down, run away with it, win by a mile (informal) He romped home with 141 votes.

romp

verb
To leap and skip about playfully:
noun
Slang. An easy victory:
Informal: runaway.
Translations
لَعِبٌ صاخِبيَتَقَدَّم بِسُرْعَه وسُهولَهيَلْعَبُ بِصَخَبٍ
dováděníhravě překonatskotačit
drøne igennemtumletumlen
hancúrozáskönnyen leküzdpajkoskodik
ærslærslastfara létt í gegnum
išdykavimaslengvai įveikti
draiskošanāsdraiskotiesdraiskulībaviegli gūt panākumus
hravo prekonaťvyčíňanie
hoplayıp zıplamahoplayıp zıplamakkolayca ilerlemek

romp

[rɒmp]
A. Nretozo m
to have a rompretozar
the play was just a rompla obra era una farsa alegre nada más
to have a romp in the haydarse un revolcón en el pajar or en la hierba
B. VIretozar; [lambs etc] → brincar, correr alegremente
she romped through the examinationno tuvo problema alguno para aprobar el examen
to romp home (= win easily) → ganar fácilmente

romp

[ˈrɒmp]
n
(= boisterous behaviour) → ébats mpl
(humorous) (= sex) → ébats mpl
[film, book] → vaudeville m
(= easy victory) → victoire f dans un fauteuil
vi
(= play) (also romp about) → s'ébattre
to romp home [horse] → arriver dans un fauteuil; [runner, candidate, team] → gagner dans un fauteuil
to romp to victory [horse] → gagner dans un fauteuil; [runner, candidate, team] → gagner dans un fauteuil

romp

nTollerei f; (hum: = sexual intercourse) → Nümmerchen nt (inf); the play was just a rompdas Stück war reiner Klamauk; to have a rompherumtollen or -toben/ein Nümmerchen machen (inf)
vi
(children, puppies)herumtollen or -toben; he came romping up to meer kam auf mich zugetollt
to romp home (= win)spielend gewinnen; to romp away with the titleden Titel einstecken
to romp through somethingmit etw spielend fertig werden, etw mit der linken Hand erledigen

romp

[rɒmp]
2. vi (also romp about) (children, puppies) → giocare chiassosamente
she romped through the examination (fig) → ha passato l'esame a occhi chiusi
to romp home (horse) → vincere senza difficoltà, stravincere

romp

(romp) verb
1. to play in a lively way, especially by running about, jumping etc. The children and their dog were romping about on the grass.
2. to progress quickly and easily. Some people find these problems difficult but he just romps through them.
noun
the act of romping. The children had a romp in the grass.
References in classic literature ?
It was a pity that I needed once more to describe the portentous little activity by which she sought to divert my attention--the perceptible increase of movement, the greater intensity of play, the singing, the gabbling of nonsense, and the invitation to romp.
After his prayer they put the noose around the young girl's neck, and they had great trouble to adjust the knot under her ear, because she was devouring the baby all the time, wildly kissing it, and snatching it to her face and her breast, and drenching it with tears, and half moaning, half shrieking all the while, and the baby crowing, and laughing, and kicking its feet with delight over what it took for romp and play.
And he told all the animals to get out too and romp on the grass to stretch their legs.
At one time it would be Ikki the Porcupine, full of news of good feed just a little farther on; at another Mang would cry cheerily and flap down a glade to show it was all empty; or Baloo, his mouth full of roots, would shamble alongside a wavering line and half frighten, half romp it clumsily back to the proper road.
I must ask you to excuse me a moment; I've got to go and see about the cards for this Christmas romp my sister's arranging.
A romp in the drawing-room and never mind the furniture, or a scamper in the fresh, cool air, a scud across the fields and down the hill, and won't we let old Gaffer Goggles' geese know what time o' day it is, neither
Why, Morton or Johnson, the Oxford fliers, could romp round him.
At sixteen, Miss Murray was something of a romp, yet not more so than is natural and allowable for a girl of that age, but at seventeen, that propensity, like all other things, began to give way to the ruling passion, and soon was swallowed up in the all-absorbing ambition to attract and dazzle the other sex.
Friendly to all, he reserved his love for Steward alone, though he was not above many an undignified romp with the fox-terriers.
He had begun to romp with them in a feeble, awkward way, and even to squabble, his little throat vibrating with a queer rasping noise (the forerunner of the growl), as he worked himself into a passion.
The first thing I saw right in front of me were three middle-aged men having a sort of romp together round about another fellow with a thin, long neck and sloping shoulders who stood up at a desk writing on a large sheet of paper and taking no notice except that he grinned quietly to himself.
About her romped and played two little balls of fur, but her eyes were for one which lay between her great forepaws and did not romp, one who never would romp again.