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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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ANN Widdecombe galumphs on in Strictly, her pneumatic backside threatening to eat up the audience, her knee-length bloomers (included in her contract) thwarting the lustful who might conjure with the thought of hanky-panky with this lady and her gravel-grinder voice.
The nation's most famous spinster galumphed around the dancefloor to the strains of Let's Do It, brushing off the amorous advances of Anton.
In the symphony, however, from its opening magically distanced horn calls, a scherzo that alternately skipped and galumphed joyously, to the rapt close, this was a performance both wholehearted and refined.
A serious actor capable of studied intensity and nuanced emotions, especially when working with arthouse helmer Cao Baoping ("The Equation of Love and Death," "The Dead End"), Deng discards all that for an aggressively physical performance consisting of nonstop growls, glares and galumphs. It's exhausting to watch, though it seems to be going down swimmingly with mainland audiences.
Chilled hands sank deep into pockets as their pets galumphed.
Trescothick galumphed back to the pavilion just four overs before the end of the innings and only nine runs away from eclipsing his previous highest one-day international score but the Barmy Army let him know in no uncertain terms that he had done a fine job in sweaty conditions.
Where other fast bowlers galumphed to the wicket shaking the ground with every stride, Holding glided with effortless, almost silent economy, to the extent that umpires often had to turn to see if he really was on his way.
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.
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.
The piquant mixture of strings, celeste and harp captured Ravel's faux-oriental harmonies and in Beauty and the Beast the latter galumphed menacingly.
The story galumphs along with plenty of heavy-handed rhyme but little reason and no one to care about or even like, Carmen included.
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.
It's the comic high point of the play and Weems literally galumphs with it.
Instead of being rerouted, like a dazed behemoth in a rumpled country suit, he slowly galumphs towards his favourite corner table.