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leap

Roget category 309

2. Words relating to space
2.4. Motion
›› 2.4.4. Motion with reference to direction

#309. Leap

noun

leap, jump, hop, spring, bound, vault, saltation.
ance, capercurvet, caracolegambade, gambadocapriole, demivoltbuck, buck jumphop skip and jumpfalcade.
kangaroo, jerboachamois, goat, frog, grasshopper, fleabuckjumperwallaby.

verb

leapjump up, jump over the moonhop, spring, bound, vault, ramp, cut capers, trip, skip, dance, caperbuck, buck jumpcurvet, caracolefoot it, bob, bounce, flounce, startfrisk etc. (amusement) 840jump about etc. (agitation) 315trip it on the light fantastic toe, trip the light fantastic, dance oneself off one's legs, dance off one's shoes.

adjective

leaping etc. v. — saltatory, frisky.

adverb

on the light fantastic toe.

phrase

di salto in salto [It].



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