cavort

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verb ca·vort \kə-ˈvȯrt\

Definition of cavort

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to leap or dance about in a lively manner Otters cavorted in the stream.

  3. 2 :  to engage in extravagant behavior The governor has been criticized for cavorting with celebrities.

Examples of cavort in a Sentence

  1. Otters cavorted in the stream.

  2. children cavorting on the first sunny day of spring

Origin and Etymology of cavort

perhaps alteration of curvet


First Known Use: 1794


CAVORT Defined for English Language Learners

cavort

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verb ca·vort \kə-ˈvȯrt\

Definition of cavort for English Language Learners

  • : to jump or move around in a lively manner

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


CAVORT Defined for Kids

cavort

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verb ca·vort \kə-ˈvort\

Definition of cavort for Students

cavorted

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cavorting

  1. :  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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