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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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The average back yard, despite our best efforts to tame it, is a veritable jungle of extraordinary plants and animals--unseen and under-appreciated for the most part, if only because we humans live our lives galumphing around on such long legs.
Then there's the verse, the galumphing iambs and anapests that pull you forward with the force of the Cat in the Hat leading you off a cliff.
One can see Allessandro's point in trying to identify every one Vivaldi's chittering birds, galumphing horses, and drunken villagers, but in exaggerating these musical descriptions, he rather overlooks the music itself.
A herd of eager reactionaries galumphing through Congress on their way to sit on the federal bench for the rest of their lives and, more to the point, ours?
He was so gaga, it wasn't even a casual, dignified amble her way, but a galumphing gallop.
How perverse that the only real killing cross of the day, supplied on the run in true Beckham style, was provided by the galumphing Danny Mills, flicked on by Lee Bowyer and finished splendidly by Mark Viduka.
One, two!/ And through and through/ The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!/ He left it dead, and with its head/ He went galumphing back."
The tourist will be smiling, looking up at the tall buildings, and nearly getting wiped out by an errant taxi or a galumphing charter bus with a destination sign that says "Have a Nice Day." The native New Yorker frowns and keeps his eyes down on the sidewalk or shifts his eyes from side to side watching out for bicycle messengers going the wrong way on a one-way street or sailing through a red light.
"Dog Days" -- This galumphing comedy -- starring Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Finn Wolfhard, Eva Longoria and more -- crossbreeds romantic cliches with cute canines and inspired bits of offbeat humor.
Sibelius's third symphony is protean: its opening galumphing bass line suggests a genial work but when the horns and strings enter it sounds heroic and then switches to something more ambiguous.
Helen Sherman as Octavian has the task of combining teenage lusts and aristocratic dignity in a cross-gender trousers role, then adding a comic servant girl disguise to con the egregious Ochs - a lovely galumphing caricature!
"This juggernaut, this Diplodocus, to give it but two of the hundred and one names conferred upon it, was seen 'galumphing' into action.
Not that it's a competition - but in order to keep coming out ahead in the race for tourists and audience then galumphing sexism is definitely something for regional event organisers to avoid.
But I cannot stand his moralising, and crass sentimentality and the galumphing humour" Author Hilary Mantel