lope? (elope)

Vanda

Moderesa de Beagá
Português/ Brasil
Dear people,

I thouhgt I´ve heard this word: loping, referring to people escaping to get married on a TV series. Is it correct or is there an expression close to this one?

Thank you all!
 
  • panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Vanda,
    You should have found lope, loping in your dictionary?

    To lope is to run with a long bounding stride - wolves lope. Maybe you were ignoring this meaning because it is not relevant for your context.
     

    Vanda

    Moderesa de Beagá
    Português/ Brasil
    [...]
    Well, I had found : to run or ride with a steady, easy gait, jog, rush, hurry
    for lope. And in pt: galopar = to gallop, then I thought it could have a link between the fact of galloping a horsing in escape - as it used to be on yore days, a guy gallopping with his lady on horse back :D - and the fact of a couple escaping to get married.
    [...]
     
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