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Noun leap has 4 senses
- leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce - a light springing movement upwards or forwards
--1 is a kind of jump, jumping
--1 has particulars: caper, capriole; pounce
- leap, jump, saltation - an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
--2 is a kind of transition
--2 has particulars: quantum jump
- jump, leap - a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance"
--3 is a kind of increase
--3 has particulars: quantum leap, quantum jump
- leap - the distance leaped (or to be leaped); "a leap of 10 feet"
--4 is a kind of distance
--4 has particulars: elevation
Verb leap has 3 senses
- jump, leap, bound, spring - move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
--1 is one way to move
The horses leap across the field
- leap, jump - pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"
--2 is one way to switch, shift, change
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP
- jump, leap - cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
The men leap the horses across the field