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Definition of caper noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually plural] the small, green, flower bud of a Mediterranean bush, preserved in vinegar, and used to flavor dishes and sauces
  2. 2(informal) an activity, especially one that is illegal or dangerous A call to the police should put an end to their little caper. He's involved in some sort of organized crime caper.
  3. 3an amusing movie that contains a lot of action a classic spy caper
  4. 4a short jumping or dancing movement He cut a little celebratory caper (= jumped or danced a few steps) in the middle of the road.
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