- Very quickly:
growing by leaps and bounds.
- An act whose consequences cannot be predicted.
- The act or an instance of believing or trusting in something intangible or incapable of being proved.
- with very rapid progress
- an act that is risky because its consequences cannot be foreseen
Other Word Forms of Leap
Origin of Leap
Middle English lepen, from Old English hlÄ“apan, from Proto-Germanic *hlaupanÄ… (compare West Frisian ljeppe "˜to jump', Dutch lopen "˜to run; to walk', German laufen "˜to run', Danish løbe), from Proto-Indo-European (compare Lithuanian Å¡lùbti "˜to become lame', klùbti "˜to stumble').
Middle English lepen from Old English hlēapan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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