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  Definition of leap
  1. a light springing movement upwards or forwards
  2. the distance leaped (or to be leaped); "a leap of 10 feet"
  3. an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
  4. a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance"
  5. pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"
  6. move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
  7. cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
Similar Words: leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce, jump

 

See Also: leap out, jump out, jump, stand out, stick out, hop on, mount, mount up, get on, jump on, climb on, bestride

 

Hyponyms: caper, capriole, pounce, elevation, quantum jump, quantum leap, pronk, bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet, burst, galumph, ski jump, saltate, vault, leapfrog, overleap, curvet, hop, skip, hop-skip

 

Derivational Morphology: jump, bound, spring, bounce, resile, take a hop, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet, saltate, rise, climb up, saltation, leaping, bounder, leaper, jumper, jumping

 

Anagrams: plea, pale, peal, Alep

 

Language Translations:
Breton: lammat   Bulgarian: скачам  
Catalan: salt and saltar   Danish: spring and springe  
Dutch: springen and sprong   Estonian: hüppama  
Finnish: hypätä and hyppy   French: saut and sauter  
German: springen and Sprung   Greek: πάλλομαι  
Hebrew: קפץ   Hindi: कूदना  
Indonesian: lompat   Irish: léim  
Italian: saltare and salto   Japanese: 飛躍 and 跳躍  
Latin: saltus   Norwegian: sprang  
Novial: salta and salto   Polish: skakać and skok  
Portuguese: saltar and salto   Romanian: a sări  
Russian: скакать and скачок   Slovak: skočiť  
Spanish: saltar and salto   Swedish: hopp and hoppa  
Tamil: பாய்   Vietnamese: bước and nhảy  
 
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