Synonyms of leap


1. leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce, jump, jumping

usage: a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

2. leap, jump, saltation, transition

usage: an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"

3. jump, leap, increase

usage: a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance"

4. leap, distance

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


1. jump, leap, bound, spring, move

usage: move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"

2. leap, jump, switch, shift, change

usage: pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"; "jump from one thing to another"

3. jump, leap, jump off, move

usage: jump down from an elevated point; "the parachutist didn't want to jump"; "every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge"; "the widow leapt into the funeral pyre"

4. jump, leap

usage: cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"

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Definition and meaning of leap (Dictionary)