leapfrog leapfrog  /ˈlipf ˌrɔɡ/


  1. (n) advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors
  2. (n) a game in which one child bends down and another leaps over
  3. (v) jump across
  4. (v) progress by large jumps instead of small increments


  1. But by using cell-phone technology, Africa hopes to leapfrog a stage in development, just as parts of Asia have done.
  2. In doing so, Australia may leapfrog South Korea, which is widely acknowledged as the world's most wired country but where just 44% of residences currently have fiber connections.
  3. And for all its woes, Saxony was not without some resources that could help it leapfrog to a more advanced level of economic development.


  1. Mickelson with one-shot lead at U.S. Open

    By Larry Fine ARDMORE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson moved a step closer to one of his biggest goals, a U.S. Open title, as he emerged from a see-saw third round battle at Merion to take a one-shot lead into Sunday's final round. Mickelson rolled in a nine-foot birdie putt at the 254-yard 17th hole to leapfrog playing partner Luke Donald, who slipped out of the lead with a bogey on the ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Google launches Internet-beaming balloons

    If successful, the technology might allow countries to leapfrog the expense of laying fiber cable, dramatically increasing Internet usage in places such as Africa and Southeast Asia.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. LeapFrog Appoints Ken Adams As Senior Vice President Of Sales

    EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced that Ken Adams has joined the company as senior vice president ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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