Definition of cavort verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cavort

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kəˈvɔːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈvɔːrt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cavort
BrE BrE//kəˈvɔːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈvɔːrt//
 
he / she / it cavorts
BrE BrE//kəˈvɔːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈvɔːrts//
 
past simple cavorted
BrE BrE//kəˈvɔːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈvɔːrtɪd//
 
past participle cavorted
BrE BrE//kəˈvɔːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈvɔːrtɪd//
 
-ing form cavorting
BrE BrE//kəˈvɔːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈvɔːrtɪŋ//
 
Excitement
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. to jump or move around in a noisy, excited and often sexual way The photos showed her cavorting on the beach with her new lover. See related entries: Excitement Word Origin late 18th cent. (originally US): perhaps an alteration of curvet ‘to leap gracefully or energetically’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cavort