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cavort

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Etymology

Originated in the United States and applying to horses, then generalized. Origins unclear; early sources connect it to cavault, a term for a certain demeanor of horses.

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Verb

Infinitive
to cavort

Third person singular
cavorts

Simple past
cavorted

Past participle
-

Present participle
cavorting

to cavort (third-person singular simple present cavorts, present participle cavorting, simple past and past participle cavorted)
  1. (intransitive) To move about carelessly, playfully or boisterously.

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