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

 

lope

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ləʊp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//loʊp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lope
BrE BrE//ləʊp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//loʊp//
 
he / she / it lopes
BrE BrE//ləʊps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//loʊps//
 
past simple loped
BrE BrE//ləʊpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//loʊpt//
 
past participle loped
BrE BrE//ləʊpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//loʊpt//
 
-ing form loping
BrE BrE//ˈləʊpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈloʊpɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. to run taking long relaxed steps The dog loped along beside her. He set off with a loping stride. Word Origin Middle English: variant of Scots loup, from Old Norse hlaupa ‘leap’.

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