galloping

adjective
gal·​lop·​ing | \ ˈga-lə-piŋ How to pronounce galloping (audio) \

Definition of galloping

: progressing, developing, or increasing rapidly galloping inflation a galloping farce galloping alcoholism

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Examples of galloping in a Sentence

the galloping pace of development in that Sunbelt state

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And who could forget the haywire moment where a galloping horse went rogue following the ceremony? Christian Allaire, Vogue, "The Best Social Media Reactions to the Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 They were then placed together in a sequence, reconstructing the galloping horse with 90 percent accuracy. Fox News, "Movie encoded in DNA in first step to 'molecular recorders,' scientists say," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of galloping

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galloping

from present participle of gallop entry 1

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The first known use of galloping was in 1567

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galloping

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of galloping

: quickly developing or increasing

galloping

adjective

Medical Definition of galloping

of a disease
: progressing rapidly toward a fatal outcome galloping consumption

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