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Synonyms for leap

Synonyms for leap

to move off the ground by a muscular effort of the legs and feet

to move in a lively way

the act of jumping

a sudden lively movement

Synonyms for leap

a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

an abrupt transition

a sudden and decisive increase

the distance leaped (or to be leaped)

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pass abruptly from one state or topic to another

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jump down from an elevated point

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cause to jump or leap

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References in classic literature ?
The flames leaped high upon the rejuvenated fire, lighting the entire camp, and the awakened men shrank back in superstitious terror from the sight that met their frightened and astonished vision.
Growling, the great apes leaped forward toward Tarzan and Werper.
Suddenly he leaped forward and Tarzan knew that he had caught the scent of meat ahead.
The German leaped upon the parapet behind him--the fat hands raised the rifle butt aloft for the cowardly downward thrust into the naked back and then, as moves Ara, the lightning, moved Tarzan of the Apes.
It was no man who leaped forward upon that Boche officer, striking aside the sharp bayonet as one might strike aside a straw in a baby's hand--it was a wild beast and the roar of a wild beast was upon those savage lips, for as that strange sense that Tarzan owned in common with the other jungle-bred creatures of his wild domain warned him of the presence behind him and he had whirled to meet the attack, his eyes had seen the corps and regimental insignia upon the other's blouse--it was the same as that worn by the murderers of his wife and his people, by the despoilers of his home and his happiness.
Without a backward glance at the awe-struck soldiers Tarzan leaped the trench and was gone.
A dhole leaped to his leader's aid; but before his teeth had found Won-tolla's flank, Mowgli's knife was in his throat, and Gray Brother took what was left.
But the witch-doctor was in full retreat by this time, stepping high as he leaped over cooking pots and the smoldering embers of small fires that had burned before the huts of villagers.
Tarzan's lip curled in an angry snarl as he leaped into the hut after the terror-stricken witch-doctor.
Tarzan knew that Teeka was peculiarly fearful of this silent, repulsive foe, and as the scene broke upon his vision, it was the action of Teeka which filled him with the greatest wonder, for at the moment that he saw her, the she-ape leaped upon the glistening body of the snake, and as the mighty folds encircled her as well as her offspring, she made no effort to escape, but instead grasped the writhing body in a futile effort to tear it from her screaming balu.
As he wallowed Juag returned, and the two of us leaped in when an opening afforded the opportunity and snatched our javelins from his side.
The thag had covered considerable ground from the point at which I had leaped upon him.
The creature, finding the deck stable, appeared to be gaining confidence, and then the man leaped suddenly to one side of the deck and the tiny flier heeled as suddenly in response.