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Related to romping: stank, gently, bize, onwards, howk

romp home

To deftly or easily win a race, contest, or competition. Primarily heard in UK. With her arch-rival out of commission with a pulled hamstring, the defending champion romped home at the Olympics once again. Showing their utter superiority on the pitch, the boys in blue look set to romp home to a 6–2 victory.
See also: home, romp

romp to victory

To deftly or easily win a race, contest, or competition. Primarily heard in UK. With her arch-rival out of commission with a pulled hamstring, the defending champion romped to victory at the Olympics once again. Showing their utter superiority on the pitch, the boys in blue look set to romp to a 6–2 victory.
See also: romp, victory

romp in

To deftly or easily win a race, contest, or competition. Primarily heard in UK. With her arch-rival out of commission with a pulled hamstring, the defending champion romped in at the Olympics once again. Showing their utter superiority on the pitch, the boys in blue look set to romp in with a 6–2 victory.
See also: romp

romp around

1. noun A period or instance of lively, merry, or frolicsome play. Can be followed by a specific thing or place around which one is playing. We took the kids to the park so they could have a romp around after lunch. Why don't you throw on your rain boots and go have a romp around the muddy puddles in the field across the street?
2. verb A play or run around in a lively, merry, or frolicsome manner. Can be followed by a specific thing or place around which one is playing. Why don't we have a picnic out at the park? The kids will have plenty of room to romp around so we can eat our food in peace. Tommy and his friend have been romping around the house all day because of the rain.
See also: around, romp

romp on (someone or something)

1. To utterly dominate someone or some team in a competition. The Colts were romping on the other team at halftime, up 45 to 3. I knew I stood no chance of winning against him, so my goal was simply not to let him romp on me for the entire match.
2. To go off-roading or trail-riding on something, such as a mountain bike, dirt bike, ATV, etc. You've been romping on this bike all summer long and haven't done any maintenance on it. No wonder it's ready to fall apart! I love going out to my cousins' house and romping on their four-wheelers around the fields behind their house.
See also: on, romp

romp all over (someone or something)

To utterly dominate someone or some team in a competition. The Colts were romping all over the other team at halftime, up 45 to 3. I knew I stood no chance of winning against him, so my goal was simply not to let him romp all over me for the entire match.
See also: all, over, romp

romp through (something)

1. To play or run around in a lively, merry, or frolicsome manner through some place or thing. I'm so happy that we moved into a bigger house. I love seeing the kids romping through all the rooms in glee. When we were young, we used to spend our summer romping through the woods behind our house.
2. To proceed, play, or rehearse through something in an quick, easy, or lighthearted manner. We were riding high on so much adrenaline and enthusiasm that we positively romped through the last song in our recital. The first act of the play romps through the various periods of the politician's life.
See also: romp, through

romp around

to run and bounce around playfully. The horses were in the meadow, romping around in the crisp autumn air. The children need to get out and romp around.
See also: around, romp

romp on someone

 and romp all over someone 
1. Fig. Inf. to beat or win over, as in a sports contest. Our team romped on our opponents and beat them 10 to 1. We romped all over them.
2. Fig. Inf. to scold someone. The teacher romped on the students for their behavior. He romped all over all of them.
See also: on, romp

romp through something

to run through something fast and playfully. The conductor romped through the slow movement of the symphony as if it were a march. The cast romped through the last act, knowing that the play would be closed that very night.
See also: romp, through

ˈromp home/to victory

(informal) win easily, especially in a race, an election, etc: The Queen’s horse romped home in the first race.The Democratic Party romped to victory in the recent elections.
See also: home, romp, victory
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