Definitions for LEAPlip; lɛpt, lipt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
leaplip; lɛpt, lipt(v.)leaped or leapt; leap•ing
(v.i.)to spring through the air from one point or position to another; jump:
to leap over a ditch.
to move or act quickly or suddenly:
to leap aside; to leap at an opportunity.
to pass, come, rise, etc., as if with a jump:
an idea leaped to mind.
(v.t.)to pass over by or as if by jumping:
to leap a fence.
to cause to leap:
to leap a horse.
(n.)a spring, jump, or bound; light, springing movement.
the distance covered in a leap; distance jumped.
a place leaped or to be leaped over or from.
an abrupt transition:
a successful leap to stardom.
a sudden and decisive increase:
a leap in profits.
Idioms for leap:
by leaps and bounds,very rapidly.
leap in the dark,an action that risks unpredictable consequences.
leap of faith,an act or instance of accepting or trusting in something that cannot readily be seen or proved.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom
Origin of leap:
bef. 900; ME lepen, OE hlēapan, c. OS hlōpan, OHG hloufan, ON hlaupa, Go us-hlaupan
leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce(noun)
a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
leap, jump, saltation(noun)
an abrupt transition
"a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
a sudden and decisive increase
"a jump in attendance"
the distance leaped (or to be leaped)
"a leap of 10 feet"
jump, leap, bound, spring(verb)
move forward by leaps and bounds
"The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
"leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"; "jump from one thing to another"
jump, leap, jump off(verb)
jump down from an elevated point
"the parachutist didn't want to jump"; "every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge"; "the widow leapt into the funeral pyre"
cause to jump or leap
"the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to jump a long distance
The frog leaped into the water.
to move quickly
She leapt up to answer the phone.
to increase or advance by a large amount
The price of housing leapt up.
to accept a chance to do sth eagerly
She leapt at the chance to travel abroad.
a sudden increase or advance
a leap forward in laser technology
increasing or advancing quickly
Her English is improving in leaps and bounds.
a long jump
a leap over the fence
a choice or decision you make without any evidence to support it
Accepting her offer was a leap of faith.
The act of leaping or jumping.
The distance traversed by a leap or jump.
A significant move forward.
To jump from one location to another.
Origin: lepen, from hleapan, from hlaupanan (cf. Dutch lopen ‘to stroll, go for a walk’, German laufen ‘to run’, Danish løbe), from (cf. Lithuanian šlùbti ‘to become lame’, klùbti ‘to stumble’).
a weel or wicker trap for fish
to spring clear of the ground, with the feet; to jump; to vault; as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a horse
to spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig
to pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch
to copulate with (a female beast); to cover
to cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch
the act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound
copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast
a passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate intervals
Leap is the second album released by Drop Trio. The album debuted in 2004 and was self-released by the band. The album is noted as having been recorded entirely improvised in the studio.
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Rank popularity for the word 'LEAP' in Verbs Frequency: #698
Translations for LEAP
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
He leapt into the boat.
- saltarPortuguese (BR)
- springe; hoppeDanish
- saltar, brincarSpanish
- (껑충) 뛰다Korean
- lēkt; lēkātLatvian
- springe, hoppeNorwegian
- خيز وهلPashto
- a săriRomanian
- atlamak, sıçramak, zıplamakTurkish
- 跳Chinese (Trad.)
- стрибати, скакатиUkrainian
- 跳Chinese (Simp.)
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