Definitions for leap

Definitions for (noun) leap

Main entry: leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bounce, bound

Definition: a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

Main entry: leap

Definition: the distance leaped (or to be leaped)

Usage: a leap of 10 feet

Main entry: leap, jump, saltation

Definition: an abrupt transition

Usage: a successful leap from college to the major leagues

Main entry: jump, leap

Definition: a sudden and decisive increase

Usage: a jump in attendance

Definitions for (verb) leap

Main entry: leap, jump

Definition: pass abruptly from one state or topic to another

Usage: leap into fame; jump to a conclusion; jump from one thing to another

Main entry: spring, jump, leap, bound

Definition: move forward by leaps and bounds

Usage: The horse bounded across the meadow; The child leapt across the puddle; Can you jump over the fence?

Main entry: leap, jump

Definition: cause to jump or leap

Usage: the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop

Main entry: leap, jump, jump off

Definition: jump down from an elevated point

Usage: 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

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