Antonyms for gamboled

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They played and gamboled together in the fields, and were also together by the hearth.

The dog, barking joyously, had leaped after him, and now gamboled around him.

Also I frisked and gamboled in those days far down in the country.

Did you ever hear that Plato gamboled through the alleys of Athens?

And she arose and gamboled lightly as the fawn out of his presence.

He gamboled a little when Cecile looked at him, and put his forepaws on her lap.

Toby gamboled with Maurice, but with Cecile he never attempted to play.

Fate has gamboled with us—it has mocked us with a child's game.

How they gamboled, kicked up their heels and tossed their heads.

She who was called Muddled Maud likewise frisked and gamboled—and always she personified my idea of the French noun abandon.

WORD ORIGIN

"frolic, merrymaking," 1590s, originally gambolde "a leap or spring" (c.1500), from Middle French gambade (15c.), from Late Latin gamba "horse's hock or leg," from Greek kampe "a bending" (on notion of "a joint"), from PIE *kamp- "to bend" (see campus).