cavort
[ kuh-vawrt ]
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Part of Speechverb
Origin + Etymology
late 18th century (originally US): perhaps an alteration of curvet
Synonyms
  • gambol
  • romp
  • play
  • roughhouse
  • cut loose
  • horseplay
Antonyms
  • mope
  • pout
  • stew
  • sulk
Definition
to prance or caper about
Example
The happy puppies cavort around their mother’s feet.
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