Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “leap out at sb”

leap out at sb

phrasal verb with leap     /liːp/ verb [I + adv/prep] (leaped or leapt, leaped or leapt)
If something leaps out at you, you notice it immediately: As I turned the page his picture leapt out at me.Apparent and obviousVisible
(Definition of leap out at sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of leap out at sb

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Apparent and obvious, but you might be interested in these topics from the Being and existing topic area:

Translations of “leap out at sb”

Word of the Day

well in (with)

to have a good relationship with someone in which they like you and from which you get an advantage

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More