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English definition of “caper”

caper

verb [I + adv/prep] uk   /ˈkeɪ.pər/ us    /-pɚ/
to run and jump about in an energetic, happy way

caper

noun uk   /ˈkeɪ.pər/ us    /-pɚ/

caper noun (ACTIVITY)

[C] an illegal, unusual, or entertaining activity: The whole incident started as an innocent caper.

caper noun (FOOD)

[C usually plural] a small, dark green flower bud that is used in sauces to give a slightly sour taste to food
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