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

 

gambol

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɡæmbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæmbl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gambol
BrE BrE//ˈɡæmbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæmbl//
 
he / she / it gambols
BrE BrE//ˈɡæmblz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæmblz//
 
past simple gambolled
BrE BrE//ˈɡæmbld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæmbld//
 
past participle gambolled
BrE BrE//ˈɡæmbld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæmbld//
 
(also US English) past simple gamboled
BrE BrE//ˈɡæmbld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæmbld//
 
(also US English) past participle gamboled
BrE BrE//ˈɡæmbld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæmbld//
 
-ing form gambolling
BrE BrE//ˈɡæmblɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæmblɪŋ//
 
(also US English) -ing form gamboling
BrE BrE//ˈɡæmblɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæmblɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to jump or run about in a lively way lambs gambolling in the meadow Word Origin early 16th cent.: alteration of gambade, from Spanish gambada, via French from Italian gambata ‘trip up’, from gamba ‘leg’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gambol