leap definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To spring or bound upward from or just as if from ground; leap: leaped on the wall surface; salmon leaping upriver.
    • To move quickly or abruptly from one condition or subject to another: always leaping to conclusions.
    • To act impulsively: leaped in the chance to travel.
    • To spring free from the ground, using legs; to leap; to vault.
    • To spring or go suddenly, as by a jump or by leaps; to bound; to move swiftly. Additionally Fig.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To jump over: couldn't leap the brook.
    • resulting in to jump: leap a horse over a hurdle.
    • To pass over by a leap or leap.
    • To copulate with (women monster); to pay for.
    • resulting in to jump.
  • noun:
    • The act of jumping; a jump.
    • somewhere jumped over or from.
    • the exact distance cleared in a leap.
    • An abrupt or precipitous passage, change, or change: a leap from rags to riches.
    • The work of leaping or jumping.
    • The distance traversed by a leap or jump.
    • an important progress.
    • A fault.
    • Copulation with, or coverture of, women monster.
    • A passing in one note to a different by an interval, particularly by a long one, or by one including some other intermediate intervals.
    • A basket.
    • A weel or wicker pitfall for fish.
    • The act of leaping, and/or room passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound.
    • Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
    • A fault.
    • A passing in one note to another by an interval, specifically by a lengthy one, or by one including several other and intermediate periods.
    • The act or an act of jumping; a jump; a spring; a bound.
    • The work of copulating with or addressing a female: stated of certain beasts.
    • In music, a passing from any tone to one which a couple of diatonic tips distant as a result.
    • In mining, a fault or break in the strata.
    • A basket.
    • A trap or snare for seafood.
    • 1 / 2 a bushel.
    • a-sudden and definitive boost
    • the distance leaped (or even be leaped)
    • a light, self-propelled activity upwards or forwards
    • an abrupt change
  • idiom:
    • by leaps and bounds Very quickly: growing by leaps and bounds.
    • leap in the dark An act whoever effects cannot be predicted.
    • leap of belief The work or a case of thinking or trusting in anything intangible or not capable of being proved.
  • initialism:
    • light Extensible Authentication Protocol
  • verb:
    • To jump from 1 place to another.
    • leap down from an increased point
    • move ahead by leaps and bounds
    • pass suddenly from condition or subject to a different
    • cause to leap or jump
  • others:
    • To spring away from the ground or of every point of remainder; go through area by force of a preliminary bound or impulse; springtime; leap; vault; bound.
    • to go with springs or bounds; begin all of a sudden or with quick movement; make a spring or certain; shoot or spring completely or up.
    • going; travel. Compare landleaper.
    • In music, to pass through from any tone to at least one which several diatonic steps remote from it.
    • To pass over by jumping; leap over; springtime or bound from part to another of: as, to jump a wall.
    • To copulate with; cover: said associated with the men of specific beasts.
    • resulting in to simply take a leap; cause to pass through by Leaping.

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