Gallop Gal"lop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Galloped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Galloping}.] [OE. galopen, F. galoper, of German origin; cf. assumed Goth. ga-hlaupan to run, OHG. giloufen, AS. gehle['a]pan to leap, dance, fr. root of E. leap, and a prefix; or cf. OFlem. walop a gallop. See {Leap}, and cf. 1st {Wallop}.] 1. To move or run in the mode called a gallop; as a horse; to go at a gallop; to run or move with speed. [1913 Webster]

But gallop lively down the western hill. --Donne. [1913 Webster]

2. To ride a horse at a gallop. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: To go rapidly or carelessly, as in making a hasty examination. [1913 Webster]

Such superficial ideas he may collect in galloping over it. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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