galloping
adjective Date: 1567 progressing, developing, or increasing rapidly <
galloping inflation
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • galloping — UK US /ˈɡæləpɪŋ/ adjective ► increasing very quickly: »China s galloping modernization is consuming huge quantities of crude oil, copper, steel, and aluminum. »galloping growth/inflation/prices …   Financial and business terms

  • Galloping — Gal lop*ing, a. Going at a gallop; progressing rapidly; as, a galloping horse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • galloping — adj of a disease progressing rapidly toward a fatal conclusion <galloping consumption> …   Medical dictionary

  • galloping — index rapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Galloping — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • galloping — /gal euh ping/, adj. 1. at a gallop; running or moving quickly. 2. progressing rapidly to some conclusion, as a disease: galloping pneumonia. 3. growing or spreading rapidly: galloping inflation. [1595 1605; GALLOP + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • galloping — gal|lop|ing [ˈgæləpıŋ] adj [only before noun] increasing or developing very quickly galloping inflation/consumption etc ▪ galloping inflation of 20 to 30% …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • galloping — adjective (only before noun) rapidly increasing or developing: galloping inflation: galloping inflation of 20 to 30% …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • galloping — gal•lop•ing [[t]ˈgæl ə pɪŋ[/t]] adj. progressing or spreading rapidly: galloping pneumonia; galloping inflation[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • galloping — adj. Galloping is used with these nouns: ↑inflation …   Collocations dictionary

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