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leap

leap

 
 
pronunciation:
lip
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
by leaps and bounds
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part of speech: verb
inflections: leaps, leaping, leaped, leapt
definition 1: to spring into the air, moving straight up or to another position.
The frog leaped onto the bank.
synonyms:
bound, jump, spring
similar words:
bob, bounce, caper, frisk, frolic, hop, hurdle, skip, surge, vault
definition 2: to move or act suddenly or quickly with, or as though with, a leap.
He leapt to the side to avoid an accident.She leapt at the chance to go to music camp.
similar words:
bound, hop, hurdle, jerk, jump, spring, start, surge, vault
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act or instance of leaping; quick jump.
The frog made a long leap to the rock.
synonyms:
bounce, bound, hop, jump, spring, vault
similar words:
caper, skip
phrase: by leaps and bounds
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