romp1 [rɔmp US ra:mp] v
[Date: 1700-1800; Origin: ramp [i]'to behave threateningly' (14-19 centuries), from French ramper; RAMPANT]
1.) [always + adverb/preposition]
to play in a noisy way, especially by running, jumping etc
romp around/about
They could hear the children romping around upstairs.
2.) to win a race, competition, election etc very easily
romp to a win/victory
The women's team romped to a 132-81 win over Ireland.
In 1906 the Liberal Party romped back to power.
romp home BrE
The favourite horse, Badawi, romped home in the first race.
romp through [romp through sth] phr v
informal to succeed in doing or finishing something quickly and easily
romp 2
romp2 n
1.) informal a piece of amusing entertainment which has a lot of exciting scenes
'A Royal Scandal' is an hour-long romp that pokes fun at British royal marriages.
2.) BrE informal a period of sexual activity - used humorously, especially in newspapers
3.) when one sports team defeats another one very easily - used in newspapers
romp over
the Yankees' 12-1 romp over the Red Sox

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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