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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Gallop \Gal"lop\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Galloped; p. pr. & vb.
n. Galloping.] [OE. galopen, F. galoper, of German origin;
cf. assumed Goth. ga-hlaupan to run, OHG. giloufen, AS.
gehle['a]pan to leap, dance, fr. root of E. leap, and a
prefix; or cf. OFlem. walop a gallop. See Leap, and cf. 1st
1. To move or run in the mode called a gallop; as a horse; to
go at a gallop; to run or move with speed.
But gallop lively down the western hill. --Donne.
2. To ride a horse at a gallop.
3. Fig.: To go rapidly or carelessly, as in making a hasty
Such superficial ideas he may collect in galloping
over it. --Locke.
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