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cavort
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

4 uses
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Definition
to play in a lively, unrestrained manner — typically with someone — sometimes implying sexual play
  • By and by the men stopped cavorting around and yelling.
    Chapter 18 (77% in)
cavorting = playing in a lively, unrestrained manner
  • There was four or five men cavorting around on their horses in the open place before the log store, cussing and yelling, and trying to get at a couple of young chaps that was behind the wood-rank alongside of the steamboat landing; but they couldn't come it.
    Chapter 18 (76% in)
  • cavorting = playing in a lively, unrestrained manner
  • The minute he was on, the horse begun to rip and tear and jump and cavort around, with two circus men hanging on to his bridle trying to hold him, and the drunk man hanging on to his neck, and his heels flying in the air every jump, and the whole crowd of people standing up shouting and laughing till tears rolled down.
    Chapter 22 (72% in)
  • cavort = playing in a lively, unrestrained manner
  • We asked some stragglers about it, and they said everybody went to the show looking very innocent; and laid low and kept dark till the poor old king was in the middle of his cavortings on the stage; then somebody give a signal, and the house rose up and went for them.
    Chapter 33 (95% in)

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