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leap

noun

1 leap

A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.

synonyms: bounce, bound, leaping, saltation, spring.

Roget 309: leap, jump, hop, spring, bound, vault, saltation.    ance, caper; curvet, caracole; gambade, gambado; capriole, ... show more



2 leap

An abrupt transition:
— A successful leap from college to the major leagues.

synonyms: jump, saltation.

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

3 leap

A sudden and decisive increase.

synonym: jump.

4 leap

The distance leaped (or to be leaped).

Dutch: sprong

verb

1 leap

Move forward by leaps and bounds:
— The child leapt across the puddle.

synonyms: bound, jump, spring.

Roget 305: ascend, rise, mount, arise, uprise; go up, get up, work one's way up, start up; shoot up, go into orbit; float up; bubble up; aspire.    ... show more

Roget 309: leap; jump up, jump over the moon; hop, spring, bound, vault, ramp, cut capers, trip, skip, dance, caper; ... show more

Dutch: opschrikken, opspringen, springen, voordringen

2 leap

Pass abruptly from one state or topic to another:
— Leap into fame.

synonym: jump.

3 leap

Jump down from an elevated point:
— The widow leapt into the funeral pyre.

synonyms: jump, jump off.

4 leap

Cause to jump or leap.

synonym: jump.

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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