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leapfrognoun [U]

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

leapfrogverb [I/T]

us   /ˈlipˌfrɔɡ, -frɑɡ/ -gg-
to improve your position by moving quickly past or over something that blocks your 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)

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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-D software.leapfrog over sb/sth She has leapfrogged over her rivals into one of the three top posts in the organization.
leapfrogging
noun [U]
The move aims to limit leapfrogging in pay awards.
(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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