Leap Definition

lēp
leaped, leaping, leaps, leapt, lept
verb
leaped, leaping, leaps, leapt
To move oneself suddenly from the ground, etc. by using one's leg muscles; jump; spring.
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To pass over by a jump.
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To move suddenly or swiftly, as if by jumping; bound.
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To change quickly or abruptly from one condition or subject to another.
Always leaping to conclusions.
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To accept eagerly something offered.
To leap at a chance.
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Antonyms:
plummetfall
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noun
leaps
The act of leaping; jump; spring.
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A place that is, or is to be, leapt over or from.
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The distance covered in a jump.
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A sudden transition.
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The definition of a leap is a jump from one point to another or a sudden or large movement or transition.
An example of leap is how a frog gets around.
An example of leap is going right from a first date to a wedding.
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Antonyms:
fallplummet
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idiom
by leaps and bounds
  • Very quickly:

    growing by leaps and bounds.

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leap in the dark
  • An act whose consequences cannot be predicted.
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leap of faith
  • The act or an instance of believing or trusting in something intangible or incapable of being proved.
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by leaps and bounds
  • with very rapid progress
Webster's New World
leap in the dark
  • an act that is risky because its consequences cannot be foreseen
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Other Word Forms of Leap

Noun

Singular:
leap
Plural:
LEAPS

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to 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').

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English lepen from Old English hlēapan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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