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Leap meaning

leap - 21 dictionary results

  1. 1. cause to jump or leap; " the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
  2. 2. A basket.
  3. 3. A weel or wicker trap for fish.
  4. 4. To spring clear of the ground, with the feet; to jump; to vault; as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a horse.
  5. 5. To spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig.
  6. 6. To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch.
  7. 7. To copulate with ( a female beast); to cover.
  8. 8. To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch.
  9. 9. The act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound.
  10. 10. Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
  11. 11. A fault.
  12. 12. A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate intervals.
  13. 13. To pass over by a bound or jump; as, to leap a ditch; to cause to jump or spring over; as, to leap a horse over a hedge.
  14. 14. To jump or spring; as, to leap from a wall; to vault; to bound suddenly; as, my heart leaps up.
  15. 15. The act of passing over with a bound; a jump; a spring; the space passed over in jumping.
  16. 16. Leaper.
  17. 17. Leaped, leapt.
  18. 18. Leaping.
  19. 19. Act of leaping; space leaped over.
  20. 20. Leaped or leapt ( lept).
  21. 21. To spring; jump; rush forward.

leap - examples of usage

  1. Look before you leap. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. His heart gave a ridiculous leap and he tore the envelope open as he had never torn open envelope of Peggy's. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. I can't say what a leap my heart gave as we ran up against her side. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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