leapfrog Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “leapfrog” in the English Dictionary

"leapfrog" in British English

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leapfrognoun [U]

uk   /ˈliːp.frɒɡ/  us   /-frɑːɡ/
a children's ​game in which a ​number of ​childrenbend down and another ​childjumps over them one at a ​time

leapfrogverb [I or T, usually + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈliːp.frɒɡ/  us   /-frɑːɡ/ (-gg-)
to ​improveyourposition by going past other ​peoplequickly or by ​missing out some ​stages: They've leapfrogged from third to first ​place. She leapfrogged several ​oldercolleagues to get the manager's ​job.
(Definition of leapfrog from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"leapfrog" in American English

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leapfrognoun [U]

 us   /ˈlipˌfrɔɡ, -frɑɡ/
a children’s ​game in which each ​playerjumps over another who is bending over

leapfrogverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈlipˌfrɔɡ, -frɑɡ/ (-gg-)
to ​improveyourposition by ​movingquickly past or over something that ​blocksyour way: [T] We’re going to leapfrog the ​rest of the ​market in ​technology.
(Definition of leapfrog from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"leapfrog" in Business English

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leapfrogverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈliːpfrɒɡ/  us   /-frɑːɡ/ (-gg-)
to ​improve a ​position by going past others quickly or by missing some ​stages of an ​activity or ​process: leapfrog ahead of sb/sth What can we do in the UK to ensure that we leapfrog ​ahead of the US and Japan?leapfrog sb/sth He will ​try to leapfrog all of his ​competitors with ​technology from a ​company renowned for its ​3-Dsoftware.leapfrog over sb/sth She has leapfrogged over her ​rivals into one of the three ​topposts in the ​organization.
noun [U]
The ​moveaims to ​limit leapfrogging in ​payawards.
(Definition of leapfrog from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “leapfrog”
in Chinese (Simplified) (儿童玩的)跳背游戏…
in Chinese (Traditional) (兒童玩的)跳背遊戲…
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