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"gallop" in British English

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gallopverb

uk   us   /ˈɡæl.əp/
[I or T] (of a ​horse) to ​runfast so that all four ​feet come off the ​ground together in each ​act of ​forwardmovement, or (of a ​person) to ​ride a ​horse that is ​running in this way: We galloped through the ​woods. [I usually + adv/prep] informal to ​move or ​actquickly: It is the ​height of ​folly and a ​tragicwaste to gallop into ​war.
Phrasal verbs

gallopnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈɡæl.əp/
(Definition of gallop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gallop" in American English

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gallopverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈɡæl·əp/
(of a ​horse) to ​runfast so that all four ​feet come off the ​ground together in each ​act of ​forwardmovement
gallop
noun [C]  us   /ˈɡæl·əp/
The ​horsesuddenlybroke into a gallop.
(Definition of gallop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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