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caper1

ca·per1

caper1

 
 
pronunciation:
keI pr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: capered, capering, capers
definition: to leap, hop, or skip about in a playful manner; frolic; gambol.
synonyms:
cavort, frisk, frolic, gambol, prance, rollick, romp
similar words:
antic, bounce, bound, hop, jump, leap, skip, spring, strut
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a playful bound or leap.
synonyms:
frisk, gambol, romp
similar words:
bounce, bound, frolic, hop, jump, leap, prance, skip, spring
definition 2: a playful, carefree escapade.
synonyms:
antics, lark, monkeyshines, shenanigans
similar words:
adventure, carrying-on, dido, escapade, gambol, high jinks, jape, monkey business, practical joke, prank, spree, trick
definition 3: (informal) a theft or crime, usu. involving deception.
similar words:
crime, deceit, devilment, mischief, roguery, theft
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derivations: caperingly (adv.), caperer (n.)