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caper

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcaperca‧per1 /ˈkeɪpə $ -ər/ verb [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] 🔊 🔊 JUMPto jump around and play in a happy excited way→ See Verb table
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caperThe dancers capered across the stage.It was up in an instant and capering after its prey like an aquatic grasshopper.But there he was, capering beside the ruin.The clown was capering under the lamp, waving his fists exultantly above his head.
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capercaper2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 DFCa small dark green part of a flower used in cooking to give a sour taste to food2 informalSCC a planned activity, especially an illegal or dangerous one 🔊 I’m too old for this sort of caper.3 behaviour or an activity that is amusing or silly and not serious 🔊 the comic capers of a cartoon cat and mouse4 DANCEa short jumping or dancing movement
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caperThis buddy/action caper will be released in December.This is also sprinkled over the salads, to be followed by capers and some chopped chives or parsley.A practical nurse brought old red wine, a silver tray of smoked salmon, crumbled hard-boiled egg, capers and lemon.Even at Sunday River, despite the publicity surrounding the Godson caper, there have been no other such incidents.A final garnish of capers adds a pleasant salty note.At midnight, too, some high-spirited folk take part in all sorts of capers.In 1977, he pleaded guilty to one caper and was sentenced to jail.Proof of Life features one of the coolest commando rescue capers in recent cinema.Stealing an inflatable King Kong may have been a student caper.The capers are usually pickled in a white wine vinegar to preserve them.
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Verb table
caper
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycaper
he, she, itcapers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycapered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave capered
he, she, ithas capered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad capered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill caper
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have capered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam capering
he, she, itis capering
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you, we, theyare capering
Past
I, he, she, itwas capering
you, we, theywere capering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been capering
he, she, ithas been capering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been capering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be capering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been capering
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