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.

Nearby words

  1. overlay,
  2. overlay denture,
  3. overlay glass,
  4. overlea,
  5. overleaf,
  6. overlearn,
  7. overleverage,
  8. overlie,
  9. overline,
  10. overlive

Origin of overleap

before 900; Middle English overlepen, Old English oferhlēapan. See over-, leap

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