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leap

 
Noun leap has 4 senses
  1. 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
    Derived forms: verb leap3, verb leap1
  2. 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
    Derived form: verb leap2
  3. jump, leap - a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance"
    --3 is a kind of increase
    --3 has particulars: quantum leap, quantum jump
  4. leap - the distance leaped (or to be leaped); "a leap of 10 feet"
    --4 is a kind of
    distance
    --4 has particulars: elevation
    Derived forms: verb leap3, verb leap1
Verb leap has 3 senses
  1. 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
    Derived forms: noun leap4, noun leap1, noun leaper1
    Sample sentence:
    The horses leap across the field
  2. 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
    Derived form: noun leap2
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. jump, leap - cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
    Derived forms: noun leap4, noun leap1
    Sample sentence:
    The men leap the horses across the field
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