prance
[ prans ]
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Part of Speechverb, verbOrigin + Etymology
late Middle English; of unknown origins, possibly connected to pranken "to show off" and originally applied to horses
Synonyms
verb
spring bound
verb
sashay strut swagger
Antonyms
verb
sit lay
verb
stalk
Definition
verbto spring from the hind legs; to move by springing, as a horse
verbto move or go in an elated manner; cavort
Examples
verbA) The horse began to prance around the field and then suddenly broke into a gallop. B) The toy was designed to prance about and tumble, but just kept falling on its face.
verbA) Watching the upper crust prance on the red carpet never quite appealed to her. B) Rumors circulated about how he would prance about town, spending well outside his means.
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