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Verb: leap (leapt, also leaped)  leep
  1. Move forward by leaps and bounds
    "The child leapt across the puddle";
    - jump, bound, spring
     
  2. Pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
    "leap into fame";
    - jump
     
  3. Descend from an elevated point
    "the widow leapt into the funeral pyre";
    - jump, jump off
     
  4. Cause to jump or leap
Noun: leap  leep
  1. A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    - leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce
     
  2. An abrupt transition
    "a successful leap from college to the major leagues";
    - jump, saltation
     
  3. A sudden and decisive increase
    "a leap in attendance";
    - jump
     
  4. The distance leaped (or to be leaped)
    "a leap of 10 feet"

Derived forms: leaped, leapt, leaps, leaping

See also: leap out

Type of: change, distance, increase, jump, jumping, move, shift, switch, transition

Encyclopedia: Leap, County Cork