prance - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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present tense
present participleprancing
past tensepranced
past participlepranced
  1. to walk or move in a lively confident way that may seem silly or annoying to other people

    He made a fool of himself, prancing around on stage like that.

    1. a.
      if a horse prances, it walks with lively steps, raising its legs high in a way that is not natural
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