- 1The fastest pace of a horse or other quadruped, with all the feet off the ground together in each stride: the horse broke into a furious gallop riding at full gallopMore example sentences
- He booted Sal in the ribs and the horse leaped into a full gallop.
- At the foot of a slope our horses were urged into a full gallop, jumping over rocks until we got to the cattle.
- The instant the reins were passed, the horse bolted to a full gallop flying down the dirt road.
- 1.1A ride on a horse at a gallop: Will went for a gallop on the beachMore example sentences
- But when I was invited to go for a gallop in the forest my nerves gave out again.
- The third afternoon, when he had watched for her in a fury of disappointment, he ordered his horse and went for a gallop down the sunken road to the mill.
- 1.2A very fast pace of running or moving.More example sentences
- The men now began a hurried gallop down the streets, on the way to the judicial building.
- He stood the pace better and eight minutes after the break Will snapped up a loose ball and outpaced the defence with a length of the field gallop.
- His run turned into a frenzied gallop, his face thrust out to the fans.
verb (gallops, galloping, galloped)[no object] Back to top
- 1(Of a horse) go at the pace of a gallop.More example sentences
- The horses galloped at an astonishing pace, racing for the edge of the forest, through the Hollow Mists of Leba, desperate to escape.
- The horse gallops at a consistent pace and John increases the speed as he sees Isabelle hovering by the stable door.
- He had a great liking for horses and he could often be observed on a summer's evening, watching his beautiful mares and foals gallop along the Banks.
- 1.1 [with object] Make (a horse) gallop: Fred galloped the horse off to the startMore example sentences
- Saumell, who is in his 70s, rode his last winner in 1978 and still galloped horses until three years ago.
- One of my friends, Henry, who gallops horses at Laurel took me to the backside.
- He also spent five years galloping horses for Racing Hall of Fame trainers.
- 1.2(Of a person) run fast and rather boisterously.More example sentences
- Fearing he had lost too much time, the lad galloped as fast as he could to the palace.
- In short order another 30-yard drive, this time by Fitzgerald, was not too far away, and the game was very much alive as Murphy galloped through only to shoot wide.
- Almost a quarter-of-an-hour in, and it was his cross which he headed just wide, the Liverpool man galloping in from his berth of the left of midfield to meet the ball.
- 2(Of a process or time) progress rapidly in a seemingly uncontrollable manner: panic about the deadline galloping toward them (as adjective galloping) galloping inflationMore example sentences
- In the later scenes, it grows more formulaic, galloping towards a happy ending with unseemly haste, burdening the actors with unconvincing old age make-up and testing the audience with corny platitudes.
- To the fate felt in the blood and acknowledged by the intelligence is added concern for his partner as the disease gallops towards consummation.
- He was one of the few economists willing to predict early in 2000 that the Irish inflation rate was threatening to gallop toward 6 per cent or higher.
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- Both gallopers shared a starting price of 3-1 and raced to within half a neck of each other at the line.
- From 400 metres out both gallopers went for it, with the charge down the straight providing a spectacle.
- Judging from recent performances there are certain gallopers worthy of consideration.
early 16th century: from Old French galop (noun), galoper (verb), variants of Old Northern French walop, waloper (see wallop).