horseplay

英 ['hɔːspleɪ] 美 ['hɔrs'ple]
  • n. 动手脚和大声欢笑的玩闹;恶作剧
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1. from horse (n.) with its associations of "strong, coarse" + play (n.).
horseplay 玩闹,打闹嬉戏

horse,马,play,玩。可能来自儿童的骑马游戏。比较hobby horse.

horseplay (n.)
"rough, excessive play," 1580s, from horse (n.) with its associations of "strong, coarse" + play (n.).
1. Horseplay is OK at work as long as are off the clock.
马球是只要你的工作确定的关闭时钟.

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2. After the horseplay by the wicked students, the classroom floor was strewn with crumbled chalk dust.
那班顽皮学生闹著玩儿,捏碎不少粉笔,过后, 教室地板上撒满了粉笔灰.

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