Leap

  • 1 LEAP — may refer to: * Jumping * Leap (village) in County Cork, Ireland *The collective noun for a group of leopards * Great Leap Forward the period of the 2nd 5 year plan in ChinaLEAP may mean:* : a software tool for energy and environmental planning.… …

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  • 2 leap — ► VERB (past or past part. leaped or leapt) 1) jump or spring a long way. 2) jump across. 3) move quickly and suddenly. 4) (leap at) accept eagerly. 5) increase dramatically …

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  • 3 Leap — Leap, v. t. 1. To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch. [1913 Webster] 2. To copulate with (a female beast); to cover. [1913 Webster] 3. To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 leap — [lēp] vi. leapt [lept, lēpt] or leaped, leaping [ME lepen < OE hleapan, akin to MDu lopen, Ger laufen] 1. to move oneself suddenly from the ground, etc. by using one s leg muscles; jump; spring 2. to move suddenly or swiftly, as if by jumping; …

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  • 5 Leap — (l[=e]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Leaped} (l[=e]pt; 277), rarely {Leapt} (l[=e]pt or l[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Leaping}.] [OE. lepen, leapen, AS. hle[ a]pan to leap, jump, run; akin to OS. [=a]hl[=o]pan, OFries. hlapa, D. loopen, G. laufen, OHG.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 leap in — ˌleap ˈin [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they leap in he/she/it leaps in present participle leaping in past tense …

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  • 7 leap on — ˈleap on ˈleap upon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they leap on he/she/it leaps on present participle leaping on past tense leaped on …

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  • 8 LEAP — bezeichnet das Netzwerkprotokoll Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol das Flugzeugtriebwerk CFM International LEAP X die Denkfabrik LEAP/Europe 2020 (Laboratoire Européen d Anticipation Politique) Diese Seite ist eine …

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  • 9 leap at — (something) to quickly and eagerly accept an opportunity. I would leap at an opportunity to work for that organization. Usage notes: often used in the form leap at the chance: I leaped at the chance to visit India …

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  • 10 leap — leap; leap·er; leap·ing; …

    English syllables

  • 11 leap at — [phrasal verb] leap at (something) : to eagerly take (a chance, opportunity, etc.) She leaped at [=jumped at] the chance/opportunity to show her boss what she could do. He leapt at the offer of a better job. • • • Main Entry: ↑leap …

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  • 12 Leap — Leap, n. 1. The act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound. [1913 Webster] Wickedness comes on by degrees, . . . and sudden leaps from one extreme to another are unnatural. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] Changes of tone …

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  • 13 Leap — Leap, n. [AS. le[ a]p.] 1. A basket. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] 2. A weel or wicker trap for fish. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 leap — vb *jump, spring, bound, vault Analogous words: *rise, arise, mount, soar, ascend Contrasted words: *fall, drop, sink, slump leap n jump, spring, bound, vault (see under JUMP vb) …

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  • 15 leap — [n] jump; increase bound, caper, escalation, frisk, hop, rise, skip, spring, surge, upsurge, upswing, vault; concepts 194,780 leap [v] jump, jump over; increase advance, arise, ascend, bounce, bound, caper, cavort, clear, escalate, frisk, hop,… …

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  • 16 leap — index transition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 17 LEAP —   [eliːæ piː, englisch], Abkürzung für englisch Lightweight exo atmospheric projectile [ laɪtweɪt eksəætməs fɛrik prɔdʒɪktaɪl], Bezeichnung für ein in der Entwicklung befindliches luftgestütztes Raketenabwehrsystem der US Streitkräfte zur… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 18 leap v — leap year …

    English expressions

  • 19 leap — verb. The past form and past participle are in both BrE and AmE either leaped (pronounced leept or lept) or leapt (pronounced lept). Examples: • I can t say that wretch I leaped in after was much of a loss to the human race P. Bailey, 1986 • She… …

    Modern English usage

  • 20 leap|er — «LEE puhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that leaps. 2. = jumping bean. (Cf. ↑jumping bean) …

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