Translation of "leap" - English-French dictionary

leap

verb intransitiveleap /lip/ ( pt pp leaped or leapt )
to jump a long distance
bondir , sauter

The frog leaped into the water.
La grenouille sauta/bondit dans l'eau.
to move quickly
bondir

She leapt up to answer the phone.
Elle se leva d'un bond pour répondre au téléphone.
to increase or advance by a large amount
faire un bond

The price of housing leapt up.
Le prix des logements a fait un bond.
leap at the chance/opportunity
to accept a chance to do sth eagerly
sauter sur l'occasion

She leapt at the chance to travel abroad.
Elle a sauté sur l'occasion de voyager à l'étranger.

leap

noun countableleap /lip/
a sudden increase or advance
bond masculine

a leap forward in laser technology
un bond en avant dans la technologie du laser
in leaps and bounds
increasing or advancing quickly
à pas de géant

Her English is improving in leaps and bounds.
Son anglais s'améliore à pas de géant.
a long jump
saut masculine

a leap over the fence
un saut par dessus la clôture
a leap of faith
a choice or decision you make without any evidence to support it
un acte de foi

Accepting her offer was a leap of faith.
C'était un acte de foi que d'accepter son offre.

(Translation of “leap” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

leap

verb /liːp/ (past tense, past participles leapt /lept/, especially American leaped)

to jump

sauter
He leapt into the boat.

to jump over

sauter par-dessus
The dog leapt the wall.

to rush eagerly

sauter
She leaped into his arms.
leapfrog noun

a game in which one person vaults over another’s bent back, pushing off from his hands.

saute-mouton
leap year

every fourth year, which consists of 366 days, February having 29, ie 1996, 2000, 2004 etc.

année bissextile
by leaps and bounds

extremely rapidly and successfully

à pas de géant
His English is improving by leaps and bounds.

(Translation of “leap” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)