AskDefine | Define leapt

Dictionary Definition

leap

Noun

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: jump]
4 the distance leaped (or to be leaped); "a leap of 10 feet"

Verb

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]leapt See leap

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • lĕpt, /lɛpt/, /lEpt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛpt

Verb

leapt
  1. past of leap
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