caper Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"caper" in British English

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caperverb [I + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈkeɪ.pər/  us   /-pɚ/
to ​run and ​jump about in an ​energetic, ​happy way

capernoun

uk   /ˈkeɪ.pər/  us   /-pɚ/

caper noun (ACTIVITY)

[C] an ​illegal, ​unusual, or ​entertainingactivity: The ​wholeincidentstarted as an ​innocent caper.

caper noun (FOOD)

[C usually plural] a ​small, ​darkgreenflower bud that is used as an ​ingredient to give a ​slightlysourtaste to ​food
(Definition of caper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"caper" in American English

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capernoun

 us   /ˈkeɪ·pər/

caper noun (ACTIVITY)

[C] an ​act of ​stealing or other ​illegalactivity: a ​bank caper [C] A caper is also an ​action that is ​amusing but ​wrong: In this ​latest caper, Bell was ​caught using a ​doctoredbat.

caper noun (FOOD)

[C usually pl] a ​small, ​darkgreenflower budprepared for use as a ​flavoring for ​food
(Definition of caper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “caper”
in Spanish juguetear, brincar…
in Vietnamese nhảy cỡn…
in Malaysian melonjak…
in Thai กระโดดไปรอบๆ อย่างสนุกสนาน…
in French gambader…
in German Luftsprünge machen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欢跃, 雀跃…
in Turkish şaka, komik şeyler, eğlence…
in Russian шутка…
in Indonesian meloncat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 歡躍, 雀躍…
in Polish żart, figiel…
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