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[v] play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the palyroom"
[v] occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion; "The play amused the ladies"

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entertain, play

Misc. Definitions

\Dis*port"\, n. [OF. desport, deport. See {Disport}, v. i., and cf. {Sport}.] Play; sport; pastime; diversion; playfulness. --Milton.
\Dis*port"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Disported}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disporting}.] [OF. se desporter; pref. des- (L. dis-) + F. porter to carry; orig. therefore, to carry one's self away from work, to go to amuse one's self. See {Port} demeanor, and cf. {Sport}.] To play; to wanton; to move in gayety; to move lightly and without restraint; to amuse one's self. Where light disports in ever mingling dyes. --Pope. Childe Harold basked him in the noontide sun, Disporting there like any other fly. --Byron.
\Dis*port"\, v. t. [OF. desporter. See {Disport}, v. i.]
1. To divert or amuse; to make merry. They could disport themselves. --Buckle.
2. To remove from a port; to carry away. --Prynne.

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