verb (used without object), leaped or leapt, leap·ing.
verb (used with object), leaped or leapt, leap·ing.
Origin of leap
Related formsleap·er, noun
Examples from the Web for leap
Peter Christopherson made the leap to life on the bandstand and became a pioneer in the industrial music genre.
Another common prank was to spin the cannon in the direction of the major, causing him to leap out of the way.
It was a small step in learning to stick to my guns, but a leap in my comprehension of phonetics.
But in this case the leap from the known to the unknown is extreme.
Obviously, Sister Cristina had a change of heart—or a leap of faith.What Does a Pop-Star Nun Sing? Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin,’ Of Course|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This time he did not regain his poise, but with a movement that seemed half a leap, half a fall, launched himself into mid-air.Hour of Enchantment|Roy J. Snell
The leap of something within her and the stir of her being toward him must be sinful.The Game|Jack London
And, on the other hand, she saw Bruce leap up to the very apex of popularity.Counsel for the Defense|Leroy Scott
It was "no Curtius leap, but mutton madness," and the hotheads are compared to the Gadarene swine.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. III of IV|Charles L. Graves
Never but once was recorded so frightful a leap as that of Tabaro and his four companions.The Spanish Pioneers|Charles F. Lummis
British Dictionary definitions for leap
verb leaps, leaping, leapt or leaped
Derived Formsleaper, noun
Word Origin for leap
Idioms and Phrases with leap
In addition to the idioms beginning with leap
- leap in the dark
- leap of faith
- by leaps and bounds
- look before you leap
- quantum leap
Also see underjump.