cut capers

cut capers
Frolic, be merry, be frolicsome, play pranks, cut didos.

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  • cut capers — cut a caper or cut capers 1. To gambol 2. To attempt to attract attention by one s behaviour • • • Main Entry: ↑caper …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut capers — verb To engage in brief frolics, romps, or frantic, ridiculous dances. I was smoking my pipe quietly by my dismantled steamer, and saw them all cutting capers in the light, with their arms lifted high. See Also: caper cutting, caper cutting, cut… …   Wiktionary

  • cut a caper — or cut capers 1. To gambol 2. To attempt to attract attention by one s behaviour • • • Main Entry: ↑caper * * * make a playful, skipping movement …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut — [[t]kʌt[/t]] v. cut, cut•ting, adj. n. 1) to penetrate with or as if with a sharp edged instrument or object 2) to divide with or as if with a sharp edged instrument; sever; carve: to cut a rope[/ex] 3) to detach or remove with or as if with a… …   From formal English to slang

  • cut up — Synonyms and related words: act up, afflict, aggrieve, anguish, antic, apportion, barb the dart, behave ill, break down, bring to tears, broken down, brokenhearted, bruise, caper, caracole, carp, carry on, carve, carve up, catch at straws, cavil …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cut a caper — verb To frolic or romp; to dance about in a frantic or ridiculous manner. Sir Andrew: Faith, I can cut a caper. See Also: caper cutting, caper cutting, cut capers …   Wiktionary

  • cut didos — See cut capers …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cut — I. verb (cut; cutting) Etymology: Middle English cutten Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument b. to hurt the feelings of c. to strike sharply with a cutting effect d …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • play the fool — Cut capers, cut didoes, act the buffoon, act like a fool, make a fool of one s self, play tricks or pranks …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bob — Synonyms and related words: Carling float, T square, abbreviate, abridge, abscind, abstract, accost, address, amputate, angle, annihilate, bait the hook, balsa, balsa raft, ban, bar, barber, bawbee, bend, bend the knee, bend the neck, bending the …   Moby Thesaurus

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