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to skip about as in dancing or playing; frolic; spring; caper; frisk: We love to see the deer gambol in the forest.
Not to be confused with:
gamble – to bet; to take a chance on; venture; hazard; speculation; flyer: I’ll take a gamble on the chance that I’ll win.
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intr.v. gam·boled, gam·bol·ing, gam·bols or gam·bolled or gam·bol·ling
To leap about playfully; frolic.
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).]
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vb, -bols, -bolling or -bolled, -bols, -boling or -boled
(intr) to skip or jump about in a playful manner; frolic
a playful antic; frolic
[C16: from French gambade; see gambado2, jamb]
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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]
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Past participle: gambolled
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|Noun||1.||gambol - 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.||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"
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يَثِبُ، يَقْفِزُ مَرَحا
hoppa og skoppa og leika sér
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gambol[ˈgæmbəl] vi → gambader
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n → Tollen nt, → Tollerei f; (of lambs) → Herumspringen nt; to have a gambol → herumtollen; → herumspringen
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gambol[ˈgæmb/əl] vi → saltellare
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gambol(ˈgӕmbl) – past tense, past participle ˈgambolled , (American) ˈgamboled – verb
(usually only of lambs) to jump around playfully. bokspring يَثِبُ، يَقْفِزُ مَرَحا скачам весело saltar poskakovat, dovádět herumhüpfen tumle; boltre sig χοροπηδώbrincar, retozar, saltar kepsu lööma جست و خیز کردن kirmailla gambaderכרכור हंसते-खेलते दौड़ना skakutati, poskakivati szökell melonjak-lonjak hoppa og skoppa og leika sér saltellare はね回る 뛰어다니다 šokinėti lēkāt; draiskoties meloncat-loncat dartelenboltre seg, hoppe og danse brykać دانګل، غورځېدل، ټوپ وهل saltar a zburda резвиться šantiť skakljati skakutati hoppa, skutta, göra krumsprång กระโดดโลดเต้น sıçrayıp oynamak (羔羊)跳躍嬉戲 стрибати, плигати اچھلنا کودنا nô đùa nhảy nhót 跳跃，雀跃，嬉戏
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