Ordering him to stop the car, I leapt out and demanded he open the trunk and give me my bag.
In Hampstead, he leapt onto the counter of the jam-packed Beantown Cafe so that curious voters could see him speak.
McChrystal speculates that he may have leapt from a two-story building.
Bill Frist leapt from a career as a prominent heart surgeon to the Senate in 1994.
Housing starts, which had been sandbagged by poor weather, leapt sharply.
Already he had leapt across the ditch, and was rapidly striding across the reeds towards the cliff.
Pinto leapt the parapet and was following swiftly in its wake.
Time after time he leapt nimbly aside, evading some wicked thrust, and all the while he was driving his Grace back and back.
Maurice gave a vigorous shove and leapt forward over the bow.
I pulled at his arm, and he lifted a white face, then leapt to his feet and seized me by both hands.
c.1200, from Old English hleapan "to jump, run, leap" (class VII strong verb; past tense hleop, past participle hleapen), from Proto-Germanic *khlaupan (cf. Old Saxon hlopan, Old Norse hlaupa, Old Frisian hlapa, Dutch lopen, Old High German hlouffan, German laufen "to run," Gothic us-hlaupan "to jump up"), of uncertain origin, with no known cognates beyond Germanic. Leap-frog, the children's game, is attested by that name from 1590s; figurative use by 1704.
First loke and aftirward lepe [proverb recorded from mid-15c.]Related: Leaped; leaping.
c.1200, from Old English hliep, hlyp (West Saxon), *hlep (Mercian, Northumbrian) "a leap, bound, spring, sudden movement; thing to leap from;" common Germanic (cf. Old Frisian hlep, Dutch loop, Old High German hlouf, German lauf); from the root of leap (v.). Leaps has been paired with bounds since at least 1720.