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intr.v. pronked, pronk·ing, pronks
To leap or bound high in the air with the legs straight and the back arched, as do certain animals, especially the springbok.
[Afrikaans, to show off, strut, from Dutch pronken, from Middle Dutch proncken, to walk ostentatiously, parade; akin to German prunken, to parade, show off, and Middle English pranken, to show off; see prank2.]
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(Zoology) a display leap performed by springbok and other antelope
(Zoology) (of springbok and other antelope) to jump clear of the ground with an arched back and straight legs, often several times in a row
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|Verb||1.||pronk - jump straight up; "kangaroos pronk"|
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