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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of galumph.


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  • The poor girl runs (or, rather, galumphs, while slouching) like Bigfoot in the Patterson-Gimlin film (1967).

    Now we're all sons of bitches.

  • She whacks her front or back half on walls she thinks she's safely past, and awkwardly galumphs everywhere.

    Two Kinds of Love

  • The light on the corner changes and he galumphs after a group of people crossing the street.

    Much Ado About Anne

  • He makes that abundantly clear in Marley and Me, a very funny valentine to all those four-legged "big, dopey, playful galumphs that seemed to love life with a passion not often seen in this world."

    Marley & Me: Summary and book reviews of Marley & Me by John Grogan.

  • And when Brookie lets the poor thing loose, it galumphs to the mirror and backs up to see its grapy leg.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection

  • In a review of the latest work of the modern dancer Mark Morris, Anna Kisselgoff, the New York Times dance critic, used a verb of great piquancy: “Mr. Morris galumphs with charm.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Alice Cheang, writing in the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, used it to describe a belly-rubbing self-caricature by the poet Su Shih: “This leisurely rambler galumphs merrily through the woods in pursuit of a view of the ‘tall bamboo.’”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • He tears off limbs and rips out intestines, slices off heads and galumphs over rooftops (these galumphing scenes are especially unconvincing, rendered alternately in heaving close-ups and 2Dish long shots).


  • While it's briefly delightful to watch Perseus astride as the horse galumphs through the sky, occasionally lighting on clay rooftops or along stone building walls so his hoofs can clomp-clomp-clomp.


  • Lang Lang, the other big Chinese virtuoso, galumphs through the two piano concertos on DG.

    The New Yorker


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