Definition of “gallop” - English Dictionary

“gallop” in British English

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gallopverb

uk /ˈɡæl.əp/ us /ˈɡæl.əp/

[ I or T ] (of a horse) to run fast so that all four feet come off the ground together in each act of forward movement, 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 act quickly:

It is the height of folly and a tragic waste to gallop into war.

Phrasal verb(s)

gallopnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈɡæl.əp/ 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 run fast so that all four feet come off the ground together in each act of forward movement

gallop
noun [ C ] us /ˈɡæl·əp/

The horse suddenly broke into a gallop.

(Definition of “gallop” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)