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"gallivant" in British English

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gallivantverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   us   /ˈɡæl.ɪ.vænt/ humorous
to ​visit or go to a lot of different ​places, ​enjoying yourself and not ​worrying about other things you should be doing: Well you won't be ​able to go off gallivanting around like this when there's a ​baby to be taken ​care of.
(Definition of gallivant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gallivantverb [I]

 us   /ˈɡæl·əˌvænt/ humorous
to ​visit or go to a lot of different ​places, ​enjoying yourself and having few ​worries or ​responsibilities: I don’t go gallivanting around like this every ​night.
(Definition of gallivant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gallivant”
in Chinese (Simplified) 游玩, 闲游…
in Chinese (Traditional) 遊玩, 閒遊…
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