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leap

leap

 
 
pronunciation:
lip
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
by leaps and bounds
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: leaps, leaping, leaped, leapt
definition 1: to spring into the air, moving straight up or to another position.
The frog leaped from the rock and onto the bank.
synonyms:
bound, jump, spring
similar words:
bob, bolt, bounce, caper, cavort, frisk, frolic, gambol, hop, hurdle, leapfrog, 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 would leap at the opportunity to travel.The well-trained soldiers leapt to carry out their orders.
similar words:
bound, hop, hurdle, jerk, jump, plunge, spring, start, surge, vault
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to jump, spring, or pass over quickly.
He leaped the wall.She leaped all obstacles on her road to success.
synonyms:
jump
similar words:
hop, hurdle, leapfrog, spring, vault
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of leaping; quick jump.
The monkey's leap into the tree startled the birds.
synonyms:
bounce, bound, hop, jump, spring, vault
similar words:
bob, caper, frisk, gambol, skip
definition 2: the distance covered by leaping.
a leap of ten feet
synonyms:
jump
similar words:
bound
definition 3: a quick or abrupt transition, change, or movement.
a sudden leap from one topic to another
synonyms:
jump
similar words:
change, movement, passage, shift, skip, spring, switch, transition
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phrase: by leaps and bounds
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