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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old Norse
Origin: hlaupa 'to jump'

lope

verb
     
lope also lope off [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
to run easily with long steps
lope along/across/up etc
He loped off down the corridor.
lope noun [singular]

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