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Verb: leap (leapt, also leaped)  leep
  1. Push upwards with the legs and feet to move upwards (and maybe forwards) with feet clear of the ground
    "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: leapt, leaps, leaped, leaping

See also: leap out

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

Encyclopedia: Leap, William