leap

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noun
1 big jump
ADJECTIVE
big, giant
little
flying, running

He made a flying leap at the ball.

VERB + LEAP
make, take
PREPOSITION
leap from, leap into, leap to

a leap into the air

2 great change/increase in sth
ADJECTIVE
big, enormous, giant, great, huge, quantum

There has been a quantum leap in profits since 1995.

small
bold, dramatic, sudden

a dramatic leap in the number of people out of work

conceptual, imaginative, intuitive
logical
technological
VERB + LEAP
make, take

They've made a great leap forward with their building in the last few years.

Eight years ago, he took the leap and formed his own company.

PREPOSITION
leap from, leap to

a leap from $632 to $735

leap in

a leap in prices

leap into

a great leap into the unknown

leap of

a leap of 750%

PHRASES
a leap forward
a leap of faith

I chose to take a leap of faith and do the movie.

by leaps and bounds, in leaps and bounds

His technique has come on in leaps and bounds this season.

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verb
ADVERB
almost, nearly, practically

He almost leaped down the stairs when he heard who it was.

immediately
suddenly
quickly
clear, high

She leaped clear of the water.

about, around, away, back, down, forward, out, up (and down)

children leaping about with excitement

VERB + LEAP
seem to (figurative)

The photograph seemed to leap off the page at her.

be about to, be ready to

Don't be so nervous—anyone would think I was about to leap on you.

PREPOSITION
across

She leaped across the puddles.

from

He leaped down from the ladder and ran over to her.

into, off, on, onto

He leaped onto his horse and rode off.

out of

He leaped out of bed when he heard the telephone.

over

The horse leaped over high fences.

PHRASES
leap to your feet

Rose immediately leaped to her feet.

Leap is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑cat, ↑dog, ↑eye, ↑flame, ↑heart, ↑shadow
Leap is used with these nouns as the object: ↑per cent

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • leap — ► VERB (past or past part. leaped or leapt) 1) jump or spring a long way. 2) jump across. 3) move quickly and suddenly. 4) (leap at) accept eagerly. 5) increase dramatically …   English terms dictionary

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  • leap — [lēp] vi. leapt [lept, lēpt] or leaped, leaping [ME lepen < OE hleapan, akin to MDu lopen, Ger laufen] 1. to move oneself suddenly from the ground, etc. by using one s leg muscles; jump; spring 2. to move suddenly or swiftly, as if by jumping; …   English World dictionary

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  • leap in — ˌleap ˈin [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they leap in he/she/it leaps in present participle leaping in past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • leap on — ˈleap on ˈleap upon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they leap on he/she/it leaps on present participle leaping on past tense leaped on …   Useful english dictionary

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  • leap — leap; leap·er; leap·ing; …   English syllables

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