to ride a horse at a gallop; ride at full speed: They galloped off to meet their friends.
to run rapidly by leaps, as a horse; go at a gallop.
to go fast, race, or hurry, as a person or time.
to cause (a horse or other animal) to gallop.
a fast gait of the horse or other quadruped in which, in the course of each stride, all four feet are off the ground at once.
a run or ride at this gait.
a rapid rate of going.
a period of going rapidly.
- gal·lop·er, noun
- outgallop, verb (used with object)
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How to use gallop in a sentence
In most narratives, Sleipnir is described as a great horse of Odin whose dimensions are so large that his gallop could alter the landscape of the area.
Detroit fans have been clamoring for D’Andre Swift to get more carries, and it’s easy to see why after Swift had 144 yards — including a 50-yard gallop on the Lions’ opening drive — and a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.Which NFL Running Backs Got The Best Chances In Week 1? | Josh Hermsmeyer | September 15, 2022 | FiveThirtyEight
“Our entire aim is to help make it easier to talk about sex,” says gallop.
At one point the coach driver whipped the horses into a gallop and drove right through the Hessian army.Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer | John Suchet | January 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The haredi leadership is ready to gallop at full speed over this religious fiscal cliff.
I suspect some of them also cling to the belief that candy-colored unicorns will ultimately gallop in to save the day.Obama’s Osama bin Laden Ad Is a Well-Played Attack | Michelle Cottle | May 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
She had seen Lawrence gallop to his quarters, and his drawn, haggard face told her the worst.
As it was he had to press Nejdi into a fast gallop before he could clear the left wing of the advancing army.
Our escort was mounted within a few minutes, and we were in full gallop over the fruitful levels of Champagne.
The horses gallop, hats are waved in every direction, and those who have no hats flourish beer-bottles instead.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
Crossing the drawbridge at a fast gallop, he saw a number of guards looking at him wonderingly.
British Dictionary definitions for gallop
(intr) (of a horse or other quadruped) to run fast with a two-beat stride in which all four legs are off the ground at once
to ride (a horse, etc) at a gallop
(intr) to move, read, talk, etc, rapidly; hurry
the fast two-beat gait of horses and other quadrupeds
an instance of galloping
- galloper, noun
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