[ lohp ]
/ loʊp /
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verb (used without object), loped, lop·ing.
to move or run with bounding steps, as a quadruped, or with a long, easy stride, as a person.
to canter leisurely with a rather long, easy stride, as a horse.
verb (used with object), loped, lop·ing.
to cause to lope, as a horse.
the act or the gait of loping.
a long, easy stride.
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How to use lope in a sentence
True headed out solo north on State Highway 15, under clear skies, moving along the shoulder with his distinctive loping gait.The Final Run of Ultra-Marathoner Micah True|Nick Heil|May 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The loping pursuit of that nameless, shapeless Something sounded like an echo in his head.Uncanny Tales|Various
Beyond the door was a banana tree, with ten-foot leaves, and a little black monkey loping around under it, sort of indifferent.The Belted Seas|Arthur Colton
Their trot is impossible, as we soon find, but the easy loping canter delightful.Round the Wonderful World|G. E. Mitton
"Whoever he was he lost no time," mused Warren, breaking into a loping trot, for his own haste was great.The Young Ranchers|Edward S. Ellis
In the early dawn-light, he was loping along the upper end of the valley with Father Fox.Wild Folk|Samuel Scoville
British Dictionary definitions for lope
/ (ləʊp) /
(intr) (of a person) to move or run with a long swinging stride
(intr) (of four-legged animals) to run with a regular bounding movement
to cause (a horse) to canter with a long easy stride or (of a horse) to canter in this manner
a long steady gait or stride
Derived forms of lopeloper, noun
Word Origin for lope
C15: from Old Norse hlaupa to leap; compare Middle Dutch lopen to run
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