• IPA: /ˈɡæləp/

gallop (plural gallops)

  1. The fastest gait of a horse, a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously.
  2. An abnormal rhythm of the heart, made up of three or four sounds, like a horse's gallop.
Translations Verb

gallop (gallops, present participle galloping; past and past participle galloped)

  1. (intransitive, of a horse, etc) To run at a gallop.
    The horse galloped past the finishing line.
  2. (intransitive) To ride at a galloping pace.
    • Gallop lively down the western hill.
  3. (transitive) To cause to gallop.
    to gallop a horse
  4. (ambitransitive) To make electrical or other utility lines sway and/or move up and down violently, usually due to a combination of high winds and ice accrual on the lines.
  5. (intransitive) To run very fast.
  6. (figurative, intransitive) To go rapidly or carelessly, as in making a hasty examination.
    • a. 1705, John Locke, “Of the Conduct of the Understanding”, in Posthumous Works of Mr. John Locke: […], London: […] A[wnsham] and J[ohn] Churchill, […], published 1706, OCLC 6963663 ↗:
      Such superficial ideas he may collect in galloping over it.
    • 1847, Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey
      Soon after breakfast Miss Matilda, having galloped and blundered through a few unprofitable lessons, and vengeably thumped the piano for an hour, in a terrible humour with both me and it, because her mama would not give her a holiday, […]
  7. (intransitive, of an infection, especially pneumonia) To progress rapidly through the body.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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