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Noun: leaping  lee-ping
  1. A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    - leap, spring, saltation, bound, bounce
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

Derived forms: leapings

See also: leap out

Type of: change, jump, jumping, move, shift, switch

Encyclopedia: Leaping

Leap, County Cork