verb (used without object), leaped or leapt [lept, leept], /lɛpt, lipt/, leap·ing.
verb (used with object), leaped or leapt [lept, leept], /lɛpt, lipt/, leap·ing.
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Idioms for leap
Origin of leap
synonym study for leap
OTHER WORDS FROM leapleaper, noun
Example sentences from the Web for leap
A boy in shorts kicked the game ball into the goal, then leaped in celebration.
Once Ranbaxy got FDA approval, it leaped straight into making commercial-size batches without any meaningful dry runs.Those Generic Drugs May Not Have Been What You Thought They Were|Megan McArdle|May 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Top Gun director Tony Scott leaped to his death off a Los Angeles bridge on Sunday.Director Tony Scott’s Death Seen as Suicide After He Leaped From Bridge|Christine Pelisek|August 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Gadell leaped for cover behind a stoop and shot back, emptying his .38-caliber Smith Wesson.
Deng leaped from a California commuter college to the Yale School of Management.
Then without further hesitation I leaped out of bed and indignantly rushed to the window, but only on opening it to find him gone.Brownsmith's Boy|George Manville Fenn
Patricia's heart stopped beating for a moment and then it leaped to her throat.Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge|Pemberton Ginther
All that eventful day our story began with had leaped into the foreground of his mind.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
Here, on a narrow strip of sand, he undressed and leaped into the waves.Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines|R.M. Ballantyne
She wrote lines that leaped with laughter and words that were wet with tears.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for leap
verb leaps, leaping, leapt or leaped
Derived forms of leapleaper, 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.