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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Leap v. i. [imp. & p. p. Leaped rarely Leapt p. pr. & vb. n. Leaping.]
 1. To spring clear of the ground, with the feet; to jump; to vault; as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a horse.
    Leap in with me into this angry flood.   --Shak.
 2. To spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig.
 My heart leaps up when I behold
 A rainbow in the sky.   --Wordsworth.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a light springing movement upwards or forwards [syn: leaping,
            spring, saltation, bound, bounce]
      2: an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the
         major leagues" [syn: jump, saltation]
      3: a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance" [syn:
      4: the distance leaped (or to be leaped); "a leap of 10 feet"
      v 1: move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across
           the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can
           you jump over the fence?" [syn: jump, bound, spring]
      2: pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into
         fame"; "jump to a conclusion" [syn: jump]
      3: cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through
         the hoop" [syn: jump]
      [also: leapt]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See leap