- 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.
Origin of leapfrog
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Examples from the Web for leapfrog
Unlike technology, there is no leapfrog development in politics.To See the Progress in Afghanistan, Stop Viewing the Country Through a Western Lens
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Others were playing at leapfrog, or chasing each other from pillar to post.The Hero of Garside School
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Leapfrog is one of his methods of getting over the ground quickly.Being a Boy
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One was leapfrog, and another was of the snap-the-whip variety.First at the North Pole
It is not necessary to be able to play at leapfrog to enjoy the game.The Seaboard Parish Volume 1
Mr. Miller had risen and bowed as if he was giving some invisible person a “back” for leapfrog.Gray youth
- 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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