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romp

noun \ ˈrämp , ˈrȯmp \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018
1 : one that romps; especially : a romping girl or woman
2 a : high-spirited, carefree, and boisterous play
b : something suggestive of such play: such as
(1) : a light fast-paced narrative, dramatic, or musical work usually in a comic mood
(2) : an episode of lovemaking
3 : an easy winning pace; also : runaway 3

Examples of romp in a Sentence

  1. The dogs love a good romp through the woods.

  2. The game turned into a romp in the second half.

  3. His latest film is a wildly amusing romp.

Recent Examples of romp from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of romp

partly alteration of 2ramp; partly alteration of ramp bold woman

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romp

verb
romped; romping; romps
1 : to run or play in a lively, carefree, or boisterous manner
2 : to move or proceed in a brisk, easy, or playful manner
3 : to win a contest easily

Examples of romp in a Sentence

  1. The kids were romping in the yard.

  2. the kids romped on the lawn until dinner was ready

Recent Examples of romp from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of romp

alteration of 1ramp

romp Synonyms

Near Antonyms

mope, pout, stew, sulk;

Phrases

cut capers, kick up one's heels;


ROMP Defined for English Language Learners

romp

  • : an enjoyable time of rough and noisy play

  • : an easy victory

  • : an enjoyable and lively movie, book, play, etc.


romp

  • : to play in a rough and noisy way

  • : to easily win a race, contest, etc.

  • : to move, go, or proceed in a quick, easy, or playful way


ROMP Defined for Kids

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romp

verb \ ˈrämp \
romped; romping
: to play in a rough and noisy way

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romp

noun
: rough and noisy play : frolic


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