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English definition of “leap”

leap

verb [I/T]    /lip/ (past tense and past participle leaped  /lipt, lept/ or leapt  /lept/)
to make a large jump or sudden movement, or to jump over something: [I] He leaps to his feet when the phone rings. [I] Flames were leaping into the sky. [T] The dog leaped the fence. [I] fig. Americans want change, but they don’t want to leap into the unknown (= move quickly into unknown situations). If your heart leaps, you have a sudden, strong feeling of pleasure or fear: [I] My heart leaps when I hear his voice.
(Definition of leap verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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