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cavort

verb ca·vort \kə-ˈvrt\

: to jump or move around in a lively manner

: to spend time in an enjoyable and often wild or improper way

Full Definition of CAVORT

intransitive verb
1
:  to leap or dance about in a lively manner
2
:  to engage in extravagant behavior
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Examples of CAVORT

  1. Otters cavorted in the stream.
  2. <children cavorting on the first sunny day of spring>

Origin of CAVORT

perhaps alteration of curvet
First Known Use: 1794
CAVORTING Defined for Kids

cavort

verb ca·vort \kə-ˈvort\
ca·vort·edca·vort·ing

Definition of CAVORT for Kids

:  to move or hop about in a lively way <… I saw the raccoons cavort around my fireplace … — Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain>

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