- IPA: /ˈɡæləp/
gallop (plural gallops)
- The fastest gait of a horse, a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously.
- An abnormal rhythm of the heart, made up of three or four sounds, like a horse's gallop.
gallop (gallops, present participle galloping; past and past participle galloped)
- (intransitive, of a horse, etc) To run at a gallop.
- The horse galloped past the finishing line.
- (intransitive) To ride at a galloping pace.
- Gallop lively down the western hill.
- (transitive) To cause to gallop.
- to gallop a horse
- (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.
- (intransitive) To run very fast.
- (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, […]
- (intransitive, of an infection, especially pneumonia) To progress rapidly through the body.
- French: galoper
- German: galoppieren
- Italian: galoppare
- Portuguese: galopar
- Russian: скака́ть гало́пом
- Spanish: galopar