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leapfrog

noun [U] uk   /ˈliːp.frɒɡ/ us    /-frɑːɡ/
a children's game in which a number of children bend down and another child jumps over them one at a time

leapfrog

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] uk   /ˈliːp.frɒɡ/ us    /-frɑːɡ/ (-gg-)
to improve your position by going past other people quickly or by missing out some stages: They've leapfrogged from third to first place. She leapfrogged several older colleagues to get the manager's post.
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