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

 

caper

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪpə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪpər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they caper
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪpə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪpər//
 
he / she / it capers
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪpəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪpərz//
 
past simple capered
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪpəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪpərd//
 
past participle capered
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪpəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪpərd//
 
-ing form capering
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪpərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪpərɪŋ//
 
Happiness
 
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[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (formal) to run or jump around in a happy and excited way See related entries: Happiness Word Originverb late 16th cent.: abbreviation of capriole ‘a leap in dancing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: caper

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