leapt

[ lept, leept ]
/ lɛpt, lipt /

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of leap.

Nearby words

  1. leap of faith,
  2. leap second,
  3. leap year,
  4. leapfrog,
  5. leapfrog test,
  6. lear,
  7. lear board,
  8. lear complex,
  9. lear, edward,
  10. learn

leap

[ leep ]
/ lip /

verb (used without object), leaped or leapt, leap·ing.

verb (used with object), leaped or leapt, leap·ing.

noun

Origin of leap

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

Related formsleap·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for leapt

leapt

/ (lɛpt, liːpt) /

verb

a past tense and past participle of leap

leap

/ (liːp) /

verb leaps, leaping, leapt or leaped

noun

Derived Formsleaper, noun

Word Origin for leap

Old English hlēapan; related to Gothic hlaupan, German laufen

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Idioms and Phrases with leapt

leap

In addition to the idioms beginning with leap

  • leap in the dark
  • leap of faith

also see:

  • by leaps and bounds
  • look before you leap
  • quantum leap

Also see underjump.

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