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galumph

To move in a slow or awkward manner. The word was coined by Lewis Carroll in his 1871 poem "Jabberwocky." Are you all right? You've been galumphing around the office all day.

galumph around

To move in a slow or awkward manner. The word was coined by Lewis Carroll in his 1871 poem "Jabberwocky." Are you all right? You've been galumphing around the office all day.
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galumph around

to move around looking for someone or something or transporting someone or something. I am so tired of galumphing around, dropping off and picking up kids. I have to stop galumphing around day after day.
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galumph (around)

(gəˈlʊmpf...)
in. to walk around; to schlep around. I spent all day galumphing around, looking for a present for Ted.
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galumph

verb
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John Mortimer - like a dazed behemoth in a rumpled country suit, he slowly galumphs towards his favourite corner table Actor Leo McKern in the role of Rumpole
He galumphs around with aimless urgency in a workaday suit and heavy shoes, trying to soar, but his flex-footed leaps clunk hopelessly back to earth.
Anyone who galumphs through the world with a knit cap pulled low on her head, her face radiating a wide-eyed wonder copied from Giulietta Masina in La Strada, must surely be better than the rest of us.
The story galumphs along with plenty of heavy-handed rhyme but little reason and no one to care about or even like, Carmen included.
She galumphs down the polemical path into a fractured sociology and rhetorical moral order, trying to contemporize Morisot with a trendy reference to surrogate mothers.
Standouts in the supporting cast include Donna Lynne Champlin's Honoria, who crinkles her nose and galumphs about with exaggerated gusto like a horsy English girl; Becky Watson's girlish Madeline, twirling about giddily in the prettiest of Louise Belson's costumes; James Kall, spot-on as the tongue-tied and lovestruck Gussie; and Sam Tsoutsouvas, quite smashing as the blustery Sir Watkyn.