a game in which players take turns in leaping over another player bent over from the waist.
an advance from one place, position, or situation to another without progressing through all or any of the places or stages in between: a leapfrog from bank teller to vice president in one short year.
to jump over (a person or thing) in or as if in leapfrog: He leapfrogged the fence to reach the crying child.
to move or cause to move as if in leapfrog: Manufacturers are leapfrogging prices because the cost of raw materials has doubled.
to move or advance in or as if in leapfrog: Our tour leapfrogged through six cities in four days.
- leapfrogger, noun
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How to use leapfrog in a sentence
Unlike technology, there is no leapfrog development in politics.To See the Progress in Afghanistan, Stop Viewing the Country Through a Western Lens | Sam Schneider | February 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There is a clear preference to see the throne leapfrog Charles.
It was unoccupied, except by a few specimens of young America, who were playing leapfrog over the seats and desks.Nurse and Spy in the Union Army | S. Emma E. Edmonds
Mr. Miller had risen and bowed as if he was giving some invisible person a “back” for leapfrog.Gray youth | Oliver Onions
By my process of induction I perceive that he was a remarkable genius, and owned a yellow dog with a gift for solo leapfrog.The Haunts of Old Cockaigne | Alex Thompson
leapfrog and the three-cornered game of "cat" were favourite pastimes, but nothing broke the monotony.From the Bottom Up | Alexander Irvine
A pretty joke indeed that he should think of the beautiful Miss leapfrog, he who is not worth a rap, and is as ugly as a toad.The Comical Creatures from Wurtemberg | Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for leapfrog
a children's game in which each player in turn leaps over the others' bent backs, leaning on them with the hands and spreading the legs wide
(intr) to play leapfrog
(tr) to leap in this way over (something)
to advance or cause to advance by jumps or stages
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