romp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v romp win easily "romp a race"
    • v romp play boisterously "The children frolicked in the garden","the gamboling lambs in the meadows","The toddlers romped in the playroom"
    • v romp run easily and fairly fast
    • n romp gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement "it was all done in play","their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
    • n romp an easy victory
    • n romp a girl who behaves in a boyish manner
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Romp A girl who indulges in boisterous play.
    • Romp Rude, boisterous play or frolic; rough sport. "While romp -loving miss
      Is hauled about in gallantry robust."
    • Romp To go rapidly and without strained effort.
    • Romp To play rudely and boisterously; to leap and frisk about in play.
    • Romp To win easily; -- often used with over, in sports games; as, the Yankees romped over the Boston Red Sox, 10-2.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • romp To play rudely and boisterously; leap and frisk about in play.
    • n romp A rude girl who indulges in boisterous play.
    • n romp Rude play or frolic: as, a game of romps.
    • romp In racing, to run easily, as if in a frolic; run without effort; hence, to accomplish something with apparently little effort.
    • n romp In racing, an easy, unforced pace.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Romp romp to play noisily: to skip about in play
    • n Romp a girl who romps: rude frolic
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A variant of ramp,. See Ramp to leap, Rampallian

Usage

In literature:

He and she used to be great friends, because she is such a romp and ready for any rough play.
"Hetty Gray" by Rosa Mulholland
Those romping sports developed a much finer physical condition in our American women.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
Her two girl cousins came romping into the bedroom.
"The Christmas Angel" by Abbie Farwell Brown
He had plenty of spirit, plenty of fun; he was boyish, he could romp.
"Grey Roses" by Henry Harland
When she had finished her tea, and had heard the maid come out of the dining-room, she went in, to romp with her children.
"Married Life" by May Edginton
He had detected a romping intimacy between the two.
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
In spite of herself Mrs. Detlor felt her heart come romping to her throat, for, whatever this man was to her now, he once was her lover.
"An Unpardonable Liar" by Gilbert Parker
Early in the spring Beau fell into some disgrace, for while romping with my little boy he threw him down and broke his arm.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
Do they ever romp and frolic?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 79, May, 1864" by Various
There is no such thing as romping with misery.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 74, December, 1863" by Various
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In poetry:

We will do all that you desire,
And I will never, never tire
Of romping with you by the fire,
When 'tis no longer morning.
"Dead!" by Alfred Austin
While children romp in the surges,
And sweethearts wander free,
And the Firth as with laughter dimples . . .
I would it were deep over me!
"The Sands Are Alive With Sunshine" by William Ernest Henley
See how bravely he faces the piercing wind,
Not afraid of the cold is he,
And the roses bloom on his rounded cheek,
As he romps in his boyish glee.
"Who's Afraid" by Ella Fraser Weller
And Jill! no lass
Scarce ever has
Made bigger tracks on the country grass;
For her only fun
Was to romp and run,
Bare-headed, bare-footed, in wind and sun.
"Jack And Jill" by Clara Doty Bates
The dark-eyed nymphs and the fairy elves
In their robes of laughing smiles,
In the forests romp 'neath the leafy trees,
Through the narrow long-drawn aisles.
"Away, Away, From The Sultry Ways" by Freeman Edwin Miller
She had with her her boy—a nice little chit
Full of romp and mischief, and childish wit,
And every time that we thunder'd by,
Both were out on the watch for Nottman and I.
"Nottman" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Owls run at will in district romp.
Here's our report card from the Patriots' romp over the Texans (spoiler alert: the grades are good).
The fading light of early evening set a nice contrast for our romp through the brasserie 's menu.
BSU posts TDs on first six possessions to romp.
North Carolina brings Michigan State down to earth with 89-72 romp in NCAA title game.
Sexy Carrie Reichert is claiming she spent 20 minutes alone with Prince Harry in his hotel room the night of his infamous naked romp.
The Associated Press asked an assortment of royal watchers and British subjects about what they thought about the prince's naked romp.
Little Otter Swim Club wants to build a Huntersville facility big enough for a whole romp of pretty-good-sized otters.
Giants' Game 7 romp led by Cain , Scutaro.
Latest Bond film is fun romp, but little substance.
Latest Bond film is fun romp, but with little substance.
McIlroy romps to PGA Championship victory.
He transformed Vivaldi's routine, fast-paced finale into a virtuoso's romp.
Purple Raiders conclude 10-0 regular season with 59-17 romp.
Royals romp 56-21 at Duluth East.
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In science:

Para recuperar el mundo como lo observamos, se invoca al proceso R (ibid.) el cual “elige” un eigenvalor de la función de onda |Ψ⟩ → |ψi ⟩, así, el proceso R es no-lineal (rompe la superposición) y estocástico (genera o explica la regla de probabilidad de Born).
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
El colapso imprime en el campo gravitatorio la inhomogeneidad que veremos reflejada en el CMB, esto se logra ya que el colapso rompe la simetría del estado vacío.
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
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