Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: galoper


1 verb
1 [intransitive]DSH if a horse gallops, it moves very fast with all its feet leaving the ground together [↪ canter, trot]:
A neighbour's horse came galloping down the road, riderless.
a galloping horse
2 [intransitive and transitive]DSH if you gallop, you ride very fast on a horse or you make it go very fast
gallop along/off/towards etc
I watched as Jan galloped away.
3 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to move very quickly [= run]:
Ian came galloping down the stairs.

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