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English definition of “leap”

leap

verb [I + adv/prep] (MOVE SUDDENLY)    /liːp/ (leaped or leapt, leaped or leapt)
C2 to make a large jump or sudden movement, usually from one place to another: He leaped out of his car and ran towards the house. I leaped up to answer the phone. The dog leaped over the gate into the field.Making short, sudden movementsJumpingBouncing
(Definition of leap verb (MOVE SUDDENLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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