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gambol

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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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).]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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"
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gambol

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

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

gambol

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

[ˈgæmbəl] vigambader
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gambol

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

[ˈgæmbl] visaltellare
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gambol

(ˈgӕmbl) past tense, past participle ˈgambolled , (American) ˈgamboled verb
(usually only of lambs) to jump around playfully.
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References in classic literature ?
They have visitors in the high summer weather, when a grey cloak and umbrella, unknown to Chesney Wold at other periods, are seen among the leaves; when two young ladies are occasionally found gambolling in sequestered saw-pits and such nooks of the park; and when the smoke of two pipes wreathes away into the fragrant evening air from the trooper's door.
Slowly they walked along the path toward the nearest cottage, the piglets racing and gambolling beside them and Jim pausing at every step for another mouthful of grass.
In short, it seemed as though mirth and gaiety were frisking and gambolling all over the meadow.
Hetty's was a spring-tide beauty; it was the beauty of young frisking things, round-limbed, gambolling, circumventing you by a false air of innocence--the innocence of a young star- browed calf, for example, that, being inclined for a promenade out of bounds, leads you a severe steeplechase over hedge and ditch, and only comes to a stand in the middle of a bog.
By dint of leaping, climbing, gambolling amid the abysses of the gigantic cathedral he had become, in some sort, a monkey and a goat, like the Calabrian child who swims before he walks, and plays with the sea while still a babe.
We don't actually keep count but there are a lot of healthy looking lambs gambolling about, just not in lush green fields.
It's a riot of little spotty puppies gambolling over the pages--they really are everywhere and each one looks distinctly different.
David spotted the cute trio gambolling around the plant's entrance yard.
Call me a softie, if you like, but on a beautifully sun-dappled train journey on Wednesday evening, I got slightly sentimental and a tad emotional at the sight of tiny, newborn lambs gambolling around the fields on their spindly legs in pursuit of their put-upon mums.
By 3.42pm, traffic had come to a complete standstill in Dokki, Agouza and KitKat because of the flocks of livestock that were gambolling around the streets.
Now theatre company Gambolling Arena is back, this time at the arts cafe 81 Renshaw Street and with a homage to that other famous (and real) Belgian, Jacques Brel.
Recent examples include a fox sitting, not standing, in the middle of busy Penarth Road, Cardiff, at 2am, oblivious to my passing car and only about a mile from the city centre; and four fox cubs gambolling across Eastbrook in Dinas Powys, again around 2.30am.