To romp is to play or cavort. On a busy day at a playground, you can watch happy kids romp.

When you romp, you don't entertain yourself quietly, but instead run around laughing or otherwise frolic with energy and enthusiasm. You can also call a wonderful, fun activity a romp: "Her party was a total romp!" The verb romp probably comes from the now-obsolete ramp, "to climb" (for a human), or "to stand on hind legs" (for an animal).

Definitions of romp
  1. verb
    play boisterously
    “The toddlers romped in the playroom”
    synonyms: cavort, disport, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark, lark about, rollick, run around, skylark, sport
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    be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children
  2. noun
    light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
    synonyms: caper, frolic, gambol, play
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    coquetry, dalliance, flirt, flirtation, flirting, toying
    playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
    craziness, folly, foolery, indulgence, lunacy, tomfoolery
    foolish or senseless behavior
    frivolous or trifling behavior
    rowdy or boisterous play
    playful vexation
    word play
    playing on words or speech sounds
    meshugaas, mishegaas, mishegoss
    (Yiddish) craziness; senseless behavior or activity
    buffoonery, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, japery, prank
    acting like a clown or buffoon
    type of:
    diversion, recreation
    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
  3. verb
    win easily
    romp a race”
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    type of:
    be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious
  4. verb
    run easily and fairly fast
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    move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
  5. noun
    an easy victory
    synonyms: blowout, laugher, runaway, shoo-in, walkaway
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    type of:
    triumph, victory
    a successful ending of a struggle or contest
  6. noun
    a girl who behaves in a boyish manner
    synonyms: hoyden, tomboy
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