Events were proceeding at a gallop.
Summer was galloping by.
An example of a gallop is a horse's speed around a racetrack.
An example of a gallop is a quick series of decisions: moved along at a gallop.
An example of gallop is for a horse to race quickly up a hill.
To gallop a horse.
Origin of gallop
- From Middle English galopen to go at a gallop from Old French galoper of Germanic origin wel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English galopen (“to gallop”), from Old French galoper (compare modern French galoper), from Frankish *wala hlaupan (“to run well”) from *wala (“well”) + *hlaupan (“to run”), from Proto-Germanic *hlaupaną (“to run, leap, spring”), from Proto-Indo-European *klaup-, *klaub- (“to spring, stumble”). Possibly also derived from a deverbal of Frankish *walhlaup (“battle run”) from *wal (“battlefield”) from a Proto-Germanic word meaning "dead, victim, slain" from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (“death in battle, killed in battle”) + *hlaup (“course, track”) from *hlaupan (“to run”). More at well, leap, valkyrie. See also the doublet wallop, coming from the same source through an Old Northern French variant.