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English noun: leap

1. leap (act) a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards


Synonymsbounce, bound, leaping, saltation, spring


Broader (hypernym)jump, jumping


Narrower (hyponym)caper, capriole, pounce

2. leap (event) an abrupt transition


SamplesA successful leap from college to the major leagues.


Synonymsjump, saltation


Broader (hypernym)transition


Narrower (hyponym)quantum jump

3. leap (event) a sudden and decisive increase


SamplesA jump in attendance.


Synonymsjump


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)quantum jump, quantum leap

4. leap (attribute) the distance leaped (or to be leaped)


SamplesA leap of 10 feet.


Broader (hypernym)distance


Narrower (hyponym)elevation


English verb: leap

1. leap (motion) move forward by leaps and bounds


SamplesThe horse bounded across the meadow.
The child leapt across the puddle.
Can you jump over the fence?.


ExamplesThe horses leap across the field


Synonymsbound, jump, spring


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)bounce, bounce, bound, burst, caper, capriole, curvet, galumph, hop, hop, hop-skip, leapfrog, overleap, pronk, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, saltate, ski jump, skip, spring, take a hop, vault, vault

2. leap (change) pass abruptly from one state or topic to another


SamplesLeap into fame.
Jump to a conclusion.
Jump from one thing to another.


Synonymsjump


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)change, shift, switch

3. leap (motion) jump down from an elevated point


SamplesThe parachutist didn't want to jump.
Every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge.
The widow leapt into the funeral pyre.


Synonymsjump, jump off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move

4. leap (motion) cause to jump or leap


SamplesThe trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop.


ExamplesThe men leap the horses across the field


Synonymsjump


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Causebound, jump, leap, spring









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