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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.
[From Dutch vrolijk, merry, from Middle Dutch vrolijc : vro, happy + -lijc, -like; see līk- in Indo-European roots.]
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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
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]
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n., v. -icked, -ick•ing,
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]
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Past participle: frolicked
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|Noun||1.||frolic - 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
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
|Verb||1.||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"
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frolic[ˈfrɒlɪk] (frolicked (pt, pp))
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frolicvb: pret, ptp <frolicked>
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frolic(ˈfrolik) verb – past tense, past participle ˈfrolicked –
(of children, young animals etc) to play happily. The puppies frolicked in the garden. jakker يمْرَح лудувам brincar dovádět, skotačit tollen muntre sig παιχνιδίζω juguetear hullama جست و خیز کردن karkeloida folâtrer לְהִשתוֹבֵב आमोद-प्रमोद करना skakutati, izvoditi ludorije ugrándozik, bolondozik bermain-main ærslast ruzzare, sgambettare はしゃぎ回る 야단법하며 놀다 išdykauti, šėlioti draiskoties bermain-main dartelenleke, holde leven, more seg swawolić, dokazywać خوښى كول: لوبه، خوښى، ښادى brincar a zburda, a se zbengui резвиться šantiť zganjati norčije veseliti se leka, rasa, hoppa, skutta เล่นสนุกสนาน gülüp oynama 嬉戲 гратися, пустувати اٹکھیلیاں کرنا nô đùa vui vẻ 嬉戏
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