to move along easily, with a long, swinging stride or in an easy canter
Origin of lopeMiddle English lopen ; from Old Norse hlaupa, to leap, run (or Middle Dutch lopen): see leap
to cause to lope
a long, easy, swinging stride
intransitive verbloped, lop·ing, lopes
To run or ride with a steady, easy gait.
A steady, easy gait.
Origin of lopeMiddle English lopen, to leap, from Old Norse hlaupa.