Definition for leapt (2 of 2)
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 leapt
According to the sheriff, 18-year-old Levi Weaver begged the officer to shoot him, and then leapt at him.
Housing starts, which had been sandbagged by poor weather, leapt sharply.The U.S. Economy Had a Hiccup, Not a Heart Attack, This Year|Daniel Gross|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You had never heard of me until I leapt up here and introduced myself.
Conservatives, notably Rush Limbaugh, leapt on CBS today to complain that late night would now be an overtly left-wing roustabout.
They conceivably could have leapt from a number of tall buildings and then drifted over to where they landed.Hero or Criminal? James Brady, the WTC Ironworker Who Jumped Off the Building|Michael Daly|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like his forerunner he leapt on the back of the hindmost sheep.Bob, Son of Battle|Alfred Ollivant
The moment my hand grasped the handle I leapt upon the little step and tried to wrench the door open.
When their clubs were splintered, they leapt one upon the other and wrestled fiercely, struggling with all their might.Indian Myth and Legend|Donald Alexander Mackenzie
The moment he stepped forward, however, the woman divined his purpose and leapt wildly to her feet.In the Morning of Time|Charles G. D. Roberts
The moment Vyner leapt on board he came to the part of the deck where I was standing.
British Dictionary definitions for leapt (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for leapt (2 of 2)
verb leaps, leaping, leapt or leaped
Derived Formsleaper, noun
Word Origin for leap
Idioms and Phrases with leapt
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.