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 leap leap

noun

  • ( ) a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards  ( bounce, bound, leap, leaping, saltation, spring )
    a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
  • ( ) an abrupt transition  ( jump, leap, saltation )
    an abrupt transition
     a successful leap from college to the major leagues
    a successful leap from college to the major leagues
  • the distance leaped (or to be leaped)  ( leap )
    the distance leaped (or to be leaped)
     a leap of 10 feet
    a leap of 10 feet
  • a sudden and decisive increase  ( jump, leap )
    a sudden and decisive increase
     a jump in attendance
    a jump in attendance
  • verb

  • ( ) move forward by leaps and bounds  ( bound, jump, leap, spring )
    move forward by leaps and bounds
     The horse bounded across the meadow
    The horse bounded across the meadow
     The child leapt across the puddle
    The child leapt across the puddle
     Can you jump over the fence?
    Can you jump over the fence?
  • ( ) pass abruptly from one state or topic to another  ( jump, leap )
    pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
     leap into fame
    leap into fame
     jump to a conclusion
    jump to a conclusion
     jump from one thing to another
    jump from one thing to another
  • cause to jump or leap  ( jump, leap )
    cause to jump or leap
     the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop
    the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop
  • jump down from an elevated point  ( jump, jump off, leap )
    jump down from an elevated point
     the parachutist didn't want to jump
    the parachutist didn't want to jump
     every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge
    every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge
     the widow leapt into the funeral pyre
    the widow leapt into the funeral pyre


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