to skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolic.
a skipping or frisking about; frolic.
- gamble, gambol
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How to use gambol in a sentence
Five-foot-long river otters gambol in the Pastaza River while pumas, tapirs, and rhinoceros beetles patrol the forest floor.
“gambol and I sat down and made a meal of his balls,” Juarez tells Luntz.
Strafe is able to gambol about much as usual, though he limps a little and is thinner for his experience.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
Would that we were like unto these ewe lambs, that we might frisk and gambol among them without evil.The Fiend's Delight | Dod Grile
Never did monkey gambol nor make such faces, nor play such wild tricks, as she did that day.Carmen | Prosper Merimee
They hold out every new object for you to see it with them, and look up after each gambol for you to rejoice with them.How to be Happy Though Married | E. J. Hardy.
From this we hurried to the Water Garden, and took a last dive into its clear waters and a last gambol amongst its coral groves.The Coral Island | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for gambol
(intr) to skip or jump about in a playful manner; frolic
a playful antic; frolic
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