Romp Romp, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Romped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Romping}.] [A variant of ramp. See {Ramp} to leap, {Rampallian}.] 1. To play rudely and boisterously; to leap and frisk about in play. [1913 Webster]

2. To go rapidly and without strained effort. [PJC]

3. To win easily; -- often used with over, in sports games; as, the Yankees romped over the Boston Red Sox, 10-2. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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