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Definición de “leap” en inglés

leap

verb [I + adv/prep] uk   /liːp/ (leaped or leapt, leaped or leapt) us  

leap verb [I + adv/prep] (MOVE SUDDENLY)

C2 to make a large jump or sudden movement, usually from one place to another: He leaped out of his car and ran towards the house. I leaped up to answer the phone. The dog leaped over the gate into the field.

leap verb [I + adv/prep] (HAPPEN SUDDENLY)

to provide help, protection, etc. very quickly: He leaped to his friend's defence. Scott leapt to the rescue when he spotted the youngster in difficulty. Mr Davies leapt in to explain. to achieve something suddenly, usually fame, power, or importance: He leapt to fame after his appearance in a Broadway play. to increase, improve, or grow very quickly: Shares in the company leapt 250 percent.

leap

noun [C] uk   /liːp/ us  

leap noun [C] (SUDDEN CHANGE)

C2 a big change, increase, or improvement: a leap in profits It takes quite a leap of the imagination to believe that it's the same person.

leap noun [C] (MOVEMENT)

a large jump or sudden movement: With one leap he crossed the stream.
(Definition of leap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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