Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

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)
Más sobre la pronunciación de leap
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “leap” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

debut

the occasion when someone performs or presents something to the public for the first time

Palabra del día

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Aprende más 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Aprende más