verb (used without object), loped, lop·ing.
verb (used with object), loped, lop·ing.
Origin of lope
Examples from the Web for loping
The first and largest band was loping away from the train, at a distance of perhaps 350 yards.The Barren Ground Caribou of Keewatin|Francis Harper
Through the gloaming another boy was loping in, on a spotted pony.The Pike's Peak Rush|Edwin L. Sabin
As Carlito started down the road, he met Ike loping along rather lamely.The Boy Scouts of the Air in Indian Land|Gordon Stuart
In five minutes they were loping easily along the ditch, with sharp eyes for possible obstructions.Desert Conquest|A. M. Chisholm
My worst forebodings were soon realized, and Hussin, loping along at my side, had an easy job to keep up with us.Greenmantle|John Buchan
Word Origin for lope
"to run with long strides," early 15c.; earlier "to leap, jump, spring" (c.1300), from Old Norse hlaupa "to run, leap," from Proto-Germanic *khlaupan (see leap (v.)). Related: Loped; loping. The noun meaning "a jump, a leap" is from late 14c.; sense of "long, bounding stride" is from 1809.