A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.
An abrupt transition:
— A successful leap from college to the major leagues.
Roget 146: revolution, bouleversement, subversion, break up; destruction etc. 162; sudden change, radical change, sweeping organic change; change of state, phase change; quantum leap, quantum jump; ... show more
A sudden and decisive increase.
The distance leaped (or to be leaped).
Move forward by leaps and bounds:
— The child leapt across the puddle.
Dutch: opschrikken, opspringen, springen, voordringen
Pass abruptly from one state or topic to another:
— Leap into fame.
Cause to jump or leap.
Dutch: springen, wippen
Moby thesaurus: accept, access, accession, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, addition, advance, aggrandizement, amount, amplification, anabasis, appreciation, ascension, ascent, augmentation, avant-propos, ballooning, bloating ... show more.
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