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Definitions for leapfrog
ˈlipˌfrɒg, -ˌfrɔgleapfrog

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leapfrognoun

    advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors

    "the company still believes the chip is a leapfrog in integration and will pay huge dividends"

  2. leapfrogverb

    a game in which one child bends down and another leaps over

  3. leapfrogverb

    jump across

    "He leapfrogged his classmates"

  4. leapfrogverb

    progress by large jumps instead of small increments


  1. leapfrognoun

    A children's game in which players vault over each other's stooped backs.

  2. leapfrogverb

    To jump over some obstacle as in leapfrog.

  3. leapfrogverb

    To overtake

    This new product will leapfrog the competition.

  4. leapfrogverb

    To advance by engaging enemy with one unit while the other moves further forward.

  5. leapfrogverb

    To progress as in leapfrog.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leapfrognoun

    a play among boys, in which one stoops down and another leaps over him by placing his hands on the shoulders of the former


  1. Leapfrog

    Leapfrog is a children's game in which players vault over each other's stooped backs. Games of this sort have been called by this name since at least the late sixteenth century. They also played this in colonial America. The first participant rests hands on knees and bends over, which is called giving a back. The next player places hands on the first's back and leaps over by straddling legs wide apart on each side. On landing he stoops down and a third leaps over the first and second, and the fourth over all others successively. When all the players are stooping, the last in the line begins leaping over all the others in turn. The number of participants is not fixed. The French version of this game is called saute-mouton, and the Romanian is called capra. In India it is called as "Aar Ghodi Ki Par Ghodi". In Italy the game is called "la cavallina". In the Korean and Japanese versions, one player 'leaps' over the backs of the other players who stoop close enough to form a continuous line, attempting to cause the line to collapse under the weight of the riders.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. leapfrog

    Form of movement in which like supporting elements are moved successively through or by one another along the axis of movement of supported forces.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leapfrog in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leapfrog in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of leapfrog in a Sentence

  1. Ben Tulchin:

    If it drags on, it's a huge inconvenience for Los Angeles voters, it makes a steep climb even steeper. He's got a lot of people he's got to leapfrog.

  2. David Berman:

    By moving to early stage you can actually leapfrog competitors who are ahead of you in stage IV.

  3. Angeli Hoekstra:

    They felt that there are a lot of opportunities for Africa to leapfrog forward.

  4. Nirmala Sitharaman:

    Considering our large consumer base, we aim to leapfrog and envision India as a global hub of manufacturing of electric vehicles.

  5. Benny Hill:

    Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.

Images & Illustrations of leapfrog

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