- to leap over or across: to overleap a fence.
- to overreach (oneself) by leaping too far: to overleap oneself with ambition.
- to pass over or omit: to overleap important steps and reach erroneous conclusions.
- Archaic. to leap farther than; outleap.
Origin of overleap
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Examples from the Web for overleap
We cannot overleap the barriers by which Life is constrained.Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge
Some were seen springing high in the air, as if to overleap the pit.The Bush Boys
Captain Mayne Reid
I thought they only missed the stirrup; I find they overleap the saddle.Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
I have drawn around thee a magic circle of curses which he cannot overleap.The Robbers
These prescribe the route in which it must exercise itself, and the bounds which it must not overleap.Popular Tales