Hay 2 definiciones de caper en inglés:

caper1

Saltos de línea: caper
Pronunciación: /ˈkeɪpə
 
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verbo

[no object, with adverbial of direction]

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  • 1A playful skipping movement: she did a little caper or dance
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    • Frankie did a little caper around the back of the van, on all fours like a demented monkey.
    • Rupert leaps into the crowd, has a caper around the room and still manages not to miss a beat.
    • Sienna grabs onto Taranian's shoulder in a bout of joy, and does a caper around her friend, laughing in a barely sane manner.
    Sinónimos
    dance, skip, hop, leap, jump
    rare curvet, gambado, gambade
  • 2 informal An illicit or ridiculous activity or escapade: I’m too old for this kind of caper
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    • If he escapes, it will be a trick worthy of the swimming-pool caper.
    • Tim Gillin writes about the latest caper of Australia's ‘multicultural’ bureaucrats.
    • The New York Times report cleverly tries to insinuate that the caper involved currency speculation, but the truth is more interesting.
    Sinónimos
    escapade, stunt, prank, trick, practical joke, antics, high jinks, mischief, game, sport, fun, jest, jesting, jape
    informal shenanigans, lark, skylarking
    British informal monkey tricks, monkey business
    North American informal dido
  • 2.1A light-hearted, far-fetched film, especially about crime: a cop caper about intergalactic drug dealers
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    • This is the task facing Steven Soderbergh and co, as they bring you the sequel to their crime caper, Ocean's 12.
    • Just don't expect a ‘post-modern’ crime caper in the Quentin Tarantino vein.
    • Rockwell, too, is no slouch in the cool stakes, having already teamed up with George Clooney for crime capers, Welcome to Collinwood and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

Frases

cut a caper

Make a playful skipping movement: he cut a little caper as he walked along the corridor
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  • When he clowned people laughed dutifully, when he cut a caper they applauded reverentially.
  • He, too, stopped to listen, and he even cut a caper or two in the hope of attracting attention.
  • And the hag, insisting that she felt a child quick within her, begged Bourgeois to feel how the wee jester cut a caper in her belly.

Derivativos

caperer

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  • Kingsley is not much of a caperer, and the few scenes of physical merriment seem strained.
  • But from the moment the two little caperers cross the stage to stand at the edge of two small rectangles of light that have appeared on the floor, ‘Rhythm Plus’ is built around walking.
  • Many a time has Captain Katzenjammer, famed obese comic-strip caperer, deceived his frau by making a balloon facsimile of himself, painting his vapid likeness on it, stuffing it into bed.

Origen

late 16th century: abbreviation of capriole.

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Palabra del día grotesquerie
Pronunciación: grəʊˈtɛskəri
noun
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively

Hay 2 definiciones de caper en inglés:

caper2

Saltos de línea: caper
Pronunciación: /ˈkeɪpə
 
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  • 1 (usually capers) The cooked and pickled flower bud of a bramble-like southern European shrub, used to flavour food: add capers and olives
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    • They go well with the strong Mediterranean flavours of anchovy, garlic, capers, extra virgin olive oil, rosemary and oregano, and Greek cheeses such as feta and halloumi.
    • Add garlic, capers and cayenne pepper and sauté for two minutes.
    • In a large frying pan, combine the olive oil, diced salmon, lemon zest, capers, parsley, sea salt and pepper and cook gently until the salmon changes colour.
  • 2The shrub from which capers are taken.
    • Capparis spinosa, family Capparidaceae
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    • Avinoam Danin, a botanist from Hebrew University of Jerusalem claims he has identified pollen from the tumbleweed Gundelia tournefortii and a bean caper on the shroud.
    • They lay their eggs on plants in the caper family, like the wild passion fruit bush.
    • A caper is a biennial spiny shrub that bears a fleshy rounded leaves and big white/pink flowers

Origen

late Middle English: from French câpres or Latin capparis, from Greek kapparis; later interpreted as plural, hence the loss of the final -s in the 16th century.

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