prance
[ prans ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
late Middle English of unknown origins, possibly connected to pranken "to show off" and originally applied to horses
Synonyms
    1.
  • spring bound
    2.
  • sashay strut swagger
Antonyms
    1.
  • sit lay
    2.
  • stalk
Definition
1. to spring from the hind legs; to move by springing, as a horse
2. to move or go in an elated manner; cavort
Examples
1. A) 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.
2. A) 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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