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Meaning of lope

lope

Pronunciation: (lōp), [key]
— v., n. loped, lop•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to move or run with bounding steps, as a quadruped, or with a long, easy stride, as a person.
  2. to canter leisurely with a rather long, easy stride, as a horse.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to lope, as a horse.
—n.
  1. the act or the gait of loping.
  2. a long, easy stride.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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