leap

[ leep ]
/ lip /
See synonyms for: leap / leaped / leaping / leapt on Thesaurus.com

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.

noun

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Idioms for leap

Origin of leap

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

synonym study for leap

1. See jump.

OTHER WORDS FROM leap

leaper, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for leap

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

leap

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