"leaps" in the noun sense
1. leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce
a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
2. leap, jump, saltation
an abrupt transition
"a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
3. jump, leap
a sudden and decisive increase
"a jump in attendance"
the distance leaped (or to be leaped
"a leap of 10 feet"
"leaps" in the verb sense
1. jump, leap, bound, spring
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
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
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
cause to jump or leap
"the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
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