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1‘children were capering about the room’
skip, dance, romp, jig, frisk, gambol, cavort, prance, frolic, leap, hop, jump, bound, spring
rare curvet, rollick, capriole
1‘she did a little caper’
dance, skip, hop, leap, jump
rare curvet, gambado, gambade
2‘I'm too old for this kind of caper’
escapade, stunt, prank, trick, practical joke, antics, high jinks, mischief, game, sport, fun, jest, jesting, jape
informal shenanigans, lark, skylarking
British informal monkey tricks, monkey business
North American informal dido
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