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1. leap

verb. ['ˈliːp'] move forward by leaps and bounds.

Synonyms

  • capriole
  • resile
  • recoil
  • skip
  • ricochet
  • vault
  • take a hop
  • saltate
  • pronk
  • caper
  • galumph
  • hop
  • burst
  • move
  • rebound
  • bound
  • jump
  • curvet
  • hop-skip
  • bounce
  • ski jump
  • spring
  • reverberate
  • leapfrog

Antonyms

  • hop out
  • push
  • raise
  • pull

Etymology

  • lepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleapan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Leap

  • oversleep
  • mcsleep
  • anandeep
  • streep
  • phillipe
  • felipe
  • bopeep
  • asleep
  • sweep
  • steep
  • sleep
  • schliep
  • griep
  • creep
  • bleep
  • weep
  • veep
  • tepe
  • sheep
  • sepe
  • seipp
  • seip
  • seep
  • riepe
  • reep
  • reap
  • peep
  • lepe
  • leep
  • kniep

Sentences with leap


2. Verb, base form
Dolphins can leap up to 20 feet out of the water.

3. Adjective
With the exception of a leap year, each month has exactly the same number of days each year.

Quotes about leap


1. I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed.
- Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

2. We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

3. I will take the sun in my mouthand leap into the ripe air Alive with closed eyesto dash against darkness
- E.E. Cummings, Poems, 1923-1954

2. leap

noun. ['ˈliːp'] a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.

Synonyms

  • capriole
  • saltation
  • bound
  • jump
  • caper
  • bounce
  • pounce
  • jumping
  • spring

Antonyms

  • attend to
  • arrive
  • attend
  • implode

Etymology

  • lepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleapan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. leap

noun. ['ˈliːp'] an abrupt transition.

Synonyms

  • jump
  • transition
  • quantum jump

Antonyms

  • recede
  • ride
  • follow
  • fall

Etymology

  • lepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleapan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. leap

verb. ['ˈliːp'] pass abruptly from one state or topic to another.

Synonyms

  • jump
  • change
  • switch

Antonyms

  • advance
  • rush
  • converge
  • enter

Etymology

  • lepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleapan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. leap

noun. ['ˈliːp'] the distance leaped (or to be leaped).

Synonyms

  • elevation

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • descend

Etymology

  • lepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleapan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. leap

noun. ['ˈliːp'] a sudden and decisive increase.

Synonyms

  • jump
  • increase
  • quantum leap

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • go
  • stay in place
  • rise

Etymology

  • lepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleapan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. leap

verb. ['ˈliːp'] cause to jump or leap.

Synonyms

  • bound
  • jump

Antonyms

  • arrange
  • disengage
  • wind

Etymology

  • lepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleapan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. leap

verb. ['ˈliːp'] jump down from an elevated point.

Synonyms

  • move
  • jump

Antonyms

  • back
  • behave
  • discontinue

Etymology

  • lepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleapan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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