Meaning of “leap” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /liːp/ past tense and past participle leapt /lept/ , leaped
leap into/out of/up, etc

to suddenly move somewhere:

He leapt out of his car and ran towards the house.
I leapt up to answer the phone.
leap off/over/into, etc

to jump somewhere:

She leapt over the wall and disappeared down the alley.

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(Definition of “leap verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)