- 1 (jump) to cut a caperdar saltos or brincos de alegríaExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 2.1 (prank) they got up to the usual student capers at the graduation partyand all that caper [colloquial]hicieron las típicas travesuras de estudiante en la fiesta de graduación2.2 (scheme) See examples:I wonder what his little caper isy toda esa historia [colloquial]me pregunto qué estará tramando or qué se traerá entre manosExample sentences
- 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.
- (Botany, Cookery)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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
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