Meaning of “leapfrog” in the English Dictionary

"leapfrog" in American English

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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)

"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-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)