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English noun: gambol

1. gambol (act) gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement


SamplesIt was all done in play.
Their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly.


Synonymscaper, frolic, play, romp


Broader (hypernym)diversion, recreation


Narrower (hyponym)coquetry, craziness, dalliance, flirt, flirtation, flirting, folly, foolery, game, horseplay, indulgence, lunacy, teasing, tomfoolery, toying, word play


English verb: gambol

1. gambol (motion) play boisterously


SamplesThe children frolicked in the garden.
The gamboling lambs in the meadows.
The toddlers romped in the playroom.


Synonymscavort, disport, frisk, frolic, lark, lark about, rollick, romp, run around, skylark, sport


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)play









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