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Friday, September 25, 2009

Definitions for cavort

  1. To bound or prance about.
  2. To have lively or boisterous fun; to behave in a high-spirited, festive manner.

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Citations for cavort
. . .Enkidu, who was seduced by gradual steps to embrace the refinements of civilization, only to regret on his deathbed what he had left behind: a free life cavorting with gazelles. Yi-Fu Tuan, Escapism
But why struggle with a term paper on the elements of foreshadowing in Bleak House when I could be cavorting on the beach. Dani Shapiro, Slow Motion
Origin of cavort
1785-1795
Cavort is perhaps an alteration of curvet, "a light leap by a horse" (with the back arched or curved), from Italian corvetta, "a little curve," from Middle French courbette, from courber, "to curve," from Latin curvare, "to bend, to curve," from curvus, "curved, bent."