leapverb [ I + adv/prep ]uk /liːp/ us /liːp/ leaped or leapt, leaped or leapt
leap verb [ I + adv/prep ] (MOVE SUDDENLY)
- He remembered the old adage 'look before you leap'.
- He leaped across the river.
- She leaped up to help him.
- When the bell rang, she leaped to the door.
- She leaped onto the chair.
leap verb [ I + adv/prep ] (HAPPEN SUDDENLY)
He leaped to his friend's defence. 他立即为他的朋友进行辩护。
Mr Davies leaped in to explain. 戴维斯先生赶忙出来解释。