Adjective "galloping" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The fastest pace of a horse or other quadruped, with all the feet off the ground together in each stride.
  1. mass noun 'a mounted police charge at full gallop'
  2. 'He will, however, appreciate tomorrow's return to a distance just short of eight furlongs and will surely get a furious gallop, which seems to suit him.'
  3. 'At the foot of a slope our horses were urged into a full gallop, jumping over rocks until we got to the cattle.'
  4. 'He booted Sal in the ribs and the horse leaped into a full gallop.'
  5. 'Some of the men broke ranks in a furious gallop to the river where they gulped water in joyous abandon.'
  6. 'She manages to turn the horse in the direction of the house, then spurs it into a full gallop.'
  7. 'His gun bellowed in his hand and the horses jumped to a gallop.'
  8. 'Regular practice makes them so skilful that they can control their horses at a full gallop, even on a steep slope.'
  9. 'The mare at once sprang into the devouring gallop of a horse giving it her all.'
  10. 'She kicked her horse into a full gallop and broke away from them, who, after only a moment's hesitation, turned and fled in the opposite direction.'
  11. 'Looking over my shoulder I could see him coming at a full gallop.'
  12. 'The third afternoon, when he had watched for her in a fury of disappointment, he ordered his horse and went for a gallop down the sunken road to the mill.'
  13. 'she ran after them at a gallop'
  14. 'He took victory in the Chesterfield Spire Midsummer Road Race from an eight-man gallop on the hilly Baslow course in the Peak District.'
  15. 'They frustrated the home support with incisive counter-attacking football, allowing a new on-loan recruit a couple of gallops at central defensive pairing Mark and Stephen.'
  16. 'He stood the pace better and eight minutes after the break Will snapped up a loose ball and outpaced the defence with a length of the field gallop.'
  17. 'Dancer fractured a foreleg on the gallops'
  18. 'O'Brien, who won the Juvenile last year with undefeated champion Johannesburg, said he was pleased with the gallops and was optimistic the three colts would run well on the dirt.'
  19. 'There have been several other fatalities away from the track on training gallops.'
  20. 'He would have been the prefect buyer for his country cottage, with a 5½-acre facility, 42 boxes, an automatic horse walker and all-weather gallops.'
  21. 'Derby winner North Light will run at Longchamp after pleasing connections in a gallops workout on Sunday.'
  22. 'He missed out on his bid for a historic fourth title after bursting a blood vessel on the gallops eight days before the big race.'
  23. 'His winner, who was expected to go novice chasing, suffered two hairline fractures of the cannon bone on the gallops and it appeared as if he would miss the entire season.'
  24. 'The new owners will be able to visit trainers' yards and to watch the horses work on the gallops.'
  25. 'A high-class three-year-old two seasons ago, he was slightly below-par last term, but his form on the gallops this spring, and since being gelded, has been nothing short of impressive.'
  26. 'They are trained around a section of the gallops which is modelled on Tattenham Corner, so none of them should be surprised when they meet the real thing.'
  27. 'He is not the quickest horse at home but those who catch pigeons on the gallops don't catch anything on the racecourse.'


(of a horse) go at the pace of a gallop.
  1. 'the sound of galloping hooves'
  2. 'If a horse is galloping at speed, totally out of control and not responding to the rider's commands, the situation can be life threatening.'
  3. 'From the valley comes a drumbeat of hooves as a tall horse gallops through the dusk shadows, bare but for a slim, young boy.'
  4. 'The horse gallops along, seemingly oblivious to its slipping rider.'
  5. 'Cole looks at her as his horse gallops past, but does not stop.'
  6. 'Before I knew it, my horse was galloping in the sand.'
  7. 'Her horse galloped up to the shore of the pool and along the grove of trees.'
  8. 'Then, with a shake of the reins, the horse galloped ahead and disappeared into the mist.'
  9. 'The horses galloped at an astonishing pace, racing for the edge of the forest, through the Hollow Mists of Leba, desperate to escape.'
  10. 'The clopping of hooves could be heard faintly over the wind as a band of riders on black stallions came galloping along side of us.'
  11. 'A horse swiftly galloped past the small slim girl gathering fruits along the path.'
  12. 'He has been a trainer for 53 years and occasionally still gallops the horses in his care.'
  13. 'He galloped his horse to the north, followed by his henchmen and Wong's group.'
  14. 'The win was the first of the year for the trainer, who owns and trains the three horses in his stable and, at 71, also gallops them.'
  15. 'I do a lot of jogging with him for three or four days after he breezes and then start galloping him because he does work so fast.'
  16. 'Alas, the wish list also contains somewhat less thrilling aspirations such as - I kid you not - riding a roller-coaster, galloping a horse across a beach and wondering at a waterfall.'
  17. 'O'Brien was galloping his horses up a really steep hill at his brother's farm when the master trainers in England had theirs out for a stroll.'
  18. 'One of my friends, Henry, who gallops horses at Laurel took me to the backside.'
  19. 'He'd never known him to gallop his horse, then leave it standing without cooling him down gently first.'
  20. 'He walks and feeds him, and even gallops him.'
  21. 'I had to gallop a white Spanish horse across the battlefield toward New Zealand's white snow-capped mountains.'
  22. 'Leota galloped in from the halfway line'
  23. 'As the Westmeath forward forced his way through for a last goal chance, he galloped up to his shoulder.'
  24. 'She frowned and squinted when she spied a figure galloping across the lush, green hills.'
  25. 'The officer went galloping out of the room, and immediately returned with a Bible and put it on my lap with great respect.'
  26. 'Fearing he had lost too much time, the lad galloped as fast as he could to the palace.'
  27. 'They then created day light when he appeared on the wing to gallop 30 yards to the corner.'
  28. 'Hawkins, gaining in confidence as the game progressed, galloped down the left and looped in a pinpoint cross for him to attack from point blank range.'
  29. 'Instantly the four girls galloped to the broken fence.'
  30. 'He was patiently waiting for her at the top of the hill, so she quickly galloped up the slope to catch up with him.'
  31. 'The advice conjures up all sorts of funny images of welly-clad officials galloping away from stick-wielding farmers at marts around the country.'
  32. 'He came galloping down the hill right away, and the three of them had their first practice right there in the woodland glen, and I was lucky enough to be the first mortal man to witness their music.'
Proceed at great speed.
  1. 'Several years ago, while teaching one of those history surveys that gallops across great events as if they were pebbles at Belmont, I asked my students to name a revolutionary.'
  2. 'The approach pays dividends in lending the film a sprightly air and making it accessible to all as it gallops through events.'
  3. 'Few people are likely to read his census, but anyone who appreciates the printed word will gallop through his new account of how it came to be.'
  4. 'galloping inflation'
  5. 'In the later scenes, it grows more formulaic, galloping towards a happy ending with unseemly haste, burdening the actors with unconvincing old age make-up and testing the audience with corny platitudes.'
  6. 'The honeymoon has truly ended, and the relationship galloping towards divorce.'
  7. 'A sudden collapse of the pound could lead to equal and opposite problems, such as galloping inflation.'
  8. 'They also created a ‘revolving door’ syndrome in the sector, with sought-after staff galloping from one company to the next, on the scent of yet another lucrative pay rise.'
  9. 'The mint escaped the beds and started galloping toward the house, with the snow in summer in hot pursuit.'
  10. 'For a society that still relies very clearly on the privatised, domestic role played by the family, the extent to which women's relative equality to men has galloped ahead raises some wider questions.'
  11. 'To the fate felt in the blood and acknowledged by the intelligence is added concern for his partner as the disease gallops towards consummation.'

More definitions

1. at a gallop; running or moving quickly.

2. progressing rapidly to some conclusion, as a disease: galloping pneumonia.

3. growing or spreading rapidly: galloping inflation.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be galloping about pinnacles."

"inflations can be galloping."

"horses can be galloping."

"markets can be galloping."

"rates can be galloping."

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Early 16th century: from Old French galop (noun), galoper, variants of Old Northern French walop, waloper (see wallop).