verb (used without object)
to play or frolic in a lively or boisterous manner.
to run or go rapidly and without effort, as in racing.
to win easily.
a lively or boisterous frolic.
a person who romps.
a quick or effortless pace: The work was easy, and he went through it in a romp.
an effortless victory.

1700–10; perhaps variant of ramp1 (v.); compare obsolete ramp rough woman, literally, one who ramps

rompingly, adverb

1, 4. gambol. Unabridged
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romp (rɒmp)
1.  to play or run about wildly, boisterously, or joyfully
2.  romp home, romp in to win a race easily
3.  a noisy or boisterous game or prank
4.  an instance of sexual activity between two or more people that is entered into light-heartedly and without emotional commitment: naked sex romps
5.  archaic Also called: romper a playful or boisterous child, esp a girl
6.  an easy victory
[C18: probably variant of ramp, from Old French ramper to crawl, climb]

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Word Origin & History

1709, perhaps a variant of ramp (v.) (see rampage). Meaning "to win (a contest) with great ease" first attested 1888. Rompers "small children's overalls" first recorded 1909.
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Example sentences
By day the beach looks as if giant dune buggies have romped across it.
Yet it romped back into power with an increased majority.
In all the possible three-way choices dreamt up by the pollsters, he romped
  home to victory by a mile.
Harvard romped across the line, the winner by nearly seven lengths.
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