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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

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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The Tigers romped into a 24-0 lead midway through the first half and led 36-4 at the break.
Trumbo completed 7 of 8 passes for 212 yards as the Spartans (6-2, 3-0) romped past visiting Blair of Pasadena (0-8, 0-3).
It was straightforward for England from the first minute when London Broncos winger Lee Greenwood scored the opening try, and they romped to a 98-4 win.
CRISTIANO RONALDO struck twice as Real Madrid romped to a 5-0 thrashing or new boys Xerez at the Bernabeu last night.
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Marshall 25, Van Nuys 0: Mike Bush scored on a 1-yard run to cap Marshall of Los Angeles' first series, and the visiting Barristers romped past Van Nuys.
O'Brien struck four times as Lance Builders romped to an 8-0 win at The Bare XI in Division Three, a feat matched by Barry in St Sebastians' 6-0 thrashing of Halifax.
Yet 100-1 shot Exponential, which came last by 15 lengths in its only previous outing, romped home a clear winner last week.
RIO FERDINAND romped in a toilet with teenage beauty Aimee Smith during a riotous holiday in Ayia Napa, Cyprus.
US Open champion Lindsay Davenport romped into the Australian Open women's semi-finals in Melbourne today as Venus Williams went to pieces after being docked a point after her hair beads flew off.
Kenny Miller helped inflict a crushing blow on his former club as Rangers romped to a 4-2 win and are now 8-11 for a first crown in four years.
Dennis Dickey also caught touchdown passes of 26 and 23 yards for Chatsworth, which romped to a 35-12 halftime lead.
Celtic Mill romped home in the Temple Stakes at Sandown, netting a fortune for Hoops fans.
But they could barely keep their hands off each other in the early hours of yesterday morning as they romped under the duvet.
But they were soon reeling on the ropes in their last home match of the season as title contenders Saints romped to a 14-0 lead.