- 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
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Related Wordsdisregard, discard, overlook, bypass, clear, pass, leap, ascend, bound, bounce, soar, negotiate, trifle, defer, omit, skimp, overpass, skip, dismiss, elide
Examples from the Web for overleap
We cannot overleap the barriers by which Life is constrained.Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge
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.Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
I have drawn around thee a magic circle of curses which he cannot overleap.The Robbers
These prescribe the route in which it must exercise itself, and the bounds which it must not overleap.Popular Tales