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English definition of “gallop”

gallop

noun [S] (SPEED)    /ˈɡæl.əp/
a fast speed: We had to complete the work at a gallop (= very quickly).Fast and rapidShort in timeSpeed of motion
(Definition of gallop noun (SPEED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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