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Dictionary definition for: Leap

1. (n) a light springing movement upwards or forwards

2. (v) move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow" "The child leapt across the puddle" "Can you jump over the fence?"

3. (n) an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"

4. (v) pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame" "jump to a conclusion"

5. (n) a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance"

6. (v) cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"

7. (n) the distance leaped (or to be leaped) "a leap of 10 feet"

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