leap

[ leep ]
/ lip /

verb (used without object), leaped or leapt, leap·ing.

verb (used with object), leaped or leapt, leap·ing.

noun

Idioms for leap

Origin of leap

before 900; Middle English lepen, Old English hlēapan to leap, run; cognate with German laufen, Old Norse hlaupa, Gothic hlaupan

OTHER WORDS FROM leap

leap·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for leap in the dark

leap
/ (liːp) /

verb leaps, leaping, leapt or leaped

noun

Derived forms of leap

leaper, noun

Word Origin for leap

Old English hlēapan; related to Gothic hlaupan, German laufen
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Idioms and Phrases with leap in the dark (1 of 2)

leap in the dark

An act whose results cannot be predicted. For example, Given today's high divorce rate, he considered marriage a leap in the dark. [Late 1600s]

Idioms and Phrases with leap in the dark (2 of 2)

leap

In addition to the idioms beginning with leap

  • leap in the dark
  • leap of faith

also see:

  • by leaps and bounds
  • look before you leap
  • quantum leap

Also see underjump.

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