Definition of "kangarooing" []

  • The chase of the kangaroo. (noun)
  • Any large herbivorous marsupial of the genus Macropus and related genera, of Australia and New Guinea, having large powerful hind legs, used for leaping, and a long thick tail: family Macropodidae (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

  • An Australian share, esp in mining, land, or a tobacco company (noun)
  • (of a car) to move forward or to cause (a car) to move forward with short sudden jerks, as a result of improper use of the clutch (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "kangarooing" in a sentence
  • "However, for a baby who is basically healthy, a mother can often provide similar warmth and protection by 'kangarooing' the baby:"
  • "Wylie took the rifle, and again went out kangarooing, whilst I took a long walk to examine the country, and look out for a line of road to proceed by, when we left our present position."
  • "No hunting worth much — we were sick of kangarooing, like the dogs themselves, that as they grew old would run a little way and then pull up if a mob came, jump, jump, past them."
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