a children's game in which players crouch on hands and knees in a line, with each player taking a turn vaulting with legs spread wide over the others from behind, one at a time
- to jump in or as if in leapfrog; skip (over)
- to move or progress in jumps or stages
- to jump or skip over, as in leapfrog
- to overtake and go beyond: a business leapfrogging the competition
A game in which one player kneels or bends over while the next in line leaps over him or her.
verbleap·frogged, leap·frog·ging, leap·frogs
- To jump over (someone) in leapfrog.
- To advance or progress beyond (a competitor or an obstacle, for example) in dramatic fashion: hoping to leapfrog the competition with new technology.
- To advance (two military units) by engaging one with the enemy while moving the other to a position forward of the first unit.
- To move forward in leapfrog.
- To move or progress in a discontinuous way: The virus leapfrogged from town to town.
(third-person singular simple present leapfrogs, present participle leapfrogging, simple past and past participle leapfrogged)