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English definition of “leap”

leap

noun [C]
 
 
/liːp/
CHANGE a sudden improvement or increase: There was a big leap in profits last year. This represents a great leap forward in technology.Becoming biggerEnlarging and inflating
JUMP a big jump: He finished third in the long jump with a leap of 26 feet.JumpingBouncing
→ See also quantum leap, by/in leaps and bounds
(Definition of leap noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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