HyperDic: saltate

English > 2 senses of the word saltate:
VERBmotionsaltatemove by saltation
motionsaltateleap or skip / skip, often in dancing
English > saltate: 2 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove by saltation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The sand grains are saltated by the wind"
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Nounssaltation(geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface
English > saltate: 2 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningleap or skip / skip, often in dancing.
PatternSomebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Broaderjump, leap, bound, springMove forward by leaps and bounds
Nounssaltationa light / light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
saltationtaking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

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