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galloping

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adjective gal·lop·ing \ˈga-lə-piŋ\

Simple Definition of galloping

  • : quickly developing or increasing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of galloping

  1. :  progressing, developing, or increasing rapidly <galloping inflation> <a galloping farce> <galloping alcoholism>

Examples of galloping in a sentence

  1. <the galloping pace of development in that Sunbelt state>



1567

First Known Use of galloping

1567


Medical Dictionary

galloping

adjective gal·lop·ing

Medical Definition of galloping

  1. of a disease :  progressing rapidly toward a fatal conclusion <galloping consumption>





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