overleap

[oh-ver-leep]

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

to leap over or across: to overleap a fence.
to overreach (oneself) by leaping too far: to overleap oneself with ambition.
to pass over or omit: to overleap important steps and reach erroneous conclusions.
Archaic. to leap farther than; outleap.

Origin of overleap

before 900; Middle English overlepen, Old English oferhlēapan. See over-, leap
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Historical Examples of overleap

  • We cannot overleap the barriers by which Life is constrained.

  • Some were seen springing high in the air, as if to overleap the pit.

    The Bush Boys

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • I thought they only missed the stirrup; I find they overleap the saddle.

  • I have drawn around thee a magic circle of curses which he cannot overleap.

    The Robbers

    Friedrich Schiller

  • These prescribe the route in which it must exercise itself, and the bounds which it must not overleap.

    Popular Tales

    Madame Guizot