[ lept, leept ]
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  1. a simple past tense and past participle of leap.

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How to use leapt in a sentence

  • Suddenly the spaniel leapt up with that feverish, spider-like activity of the toy species and began to bark.

    Dope | Sax Rohmer
  • Then, as the atmosphere of the room surged back, tense with vitality, her mind leapt forward in welcome.

    Uncanny Tales | Various
  • He leapt to his feet, his face convulsed as if at the horror of learning of a hitherto undreamt-of state of things.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • Thus was he spared the look of utter loathing, of unconquerable, irrepressible disgust that leapt into her countenance.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • He snatched up a lighted lantern that had been left in the doorway and leapt down the stairs and into the courtyard.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini

British Dictionary definitions for leapt


/ (lɛpt, liːpt) /

  1. a past tense and past participle of leap

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